Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas | The 4th Houston Sustainability Indicators Report | 2014
Super Neighborhoods in Houston are administrative areas similar in composition to what would more
universally be referred to as communities. These communities are composed of several neighborhoods, called subdivisions in Houston (Subdivisions in Houston are exclusively composed of houses, with very few exceptions). The Super Neighborhood is an excellent model in Houston for planning purposes, since they capture housing, services, transportation and other local land uses in one area. Therefore analysis of sustainable development at the Super Neighborhood level is representative of the types of social, economic and environmental patterns throughout various communities in Houston. Analyzing the city at this level, brings the effects and impacts closer to the residents and captures the dynamics of community development. Breaking the issues into a community by community analysis creates more opportunities for empowerment of residents who require
resources to aid in the articulation of their needs.