Best Practices Resource Guide

Scenic Texas worked with UT architecture graduate student Samantha Bernacki to thoroughly review the Scenic City Certification Program and author a resource guide to serve as a tool for community leaders and planners. By highlighting best practices of the platinum and gold designated Scenic Cities, the Resource Guide uses case studies intended to help new and recertifying cities visualize the outcomes that specific ordinance and program language can create.
The Resource Guide can also be used to help gain support at the municipal level. In many case studies, complicated ideas are unpacked and translated into visuals and narratives that are easy to share and discuss with stakeholders across professions. Click the button below to view the Guide.

Scenic City Application Guide


Glossary – Definitions and descriptions of the terms, criteria, and concepts on the application.

FAQ – Answers to some frequently asked questions.

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