Resources

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/FAQ

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

FAQ – Answers to some frequently asked questions.

If you need additional resources please feel free to contact us at info@sceniccitycertification.org.

Articles

New law will allow more ‘Dark Sky’ communities | Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post | June 23, 2021

New law to allow more Texas cities to become Dark Sky communities | The Daily Trib | June 16, 2021

It’s so much better in the dark | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | March 21, 2021 | PDF Version

Kendall County Friends of the Night Sky | BOERNE: THE BEST LITTLE NIGHT SKY TOWN IN TEXAS

A Playbook for Resiliency: Creating Opportunity for All Texans | Pedigo, Steven

How Four Rural Towns are Building Vibrant Communities Through the Tools of Creative Placemaking

Our expanding cities, as well as rural areas, must be at the forefront of efforts to protect ecosystems – a key realization at the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration | World Economic Forum

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