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Table 2 Examples of departments and organizations in classified urban sectors

From: Local interactions and homophily effects in actor collaboration networks for urban resilience governance


Example of involved departments

Example of involved organizations

Flood control (FC)

Water departments and institutions, drainage, and floodplain management

The Texas Floodplain Management Association, Harris County Flood Control District, City of Houston Floodplain Management Office

Emergency response (ER)

Disaster management, disaster relief, fire department, police department, resilience offices

Harris County Office of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Transportation (TT)

Transportation strategic planning, design, construction, and management departments

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), Houston TranStar, Port of Houston Authority, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

Community development (CD)

Business and economic services, academic institutions, public work departments, recreational departments

Houston Real Estate Council, United Way of Greater Houston, Harris County Community Economic Development Department, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

Environmental conservation (EC)

Pollution control, waste management

Bayou Land Conservancy, Bayou Preservation Association, Houston Wilderness, Urban Land Institute, The Nature Conservancy