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Robert Prejean new GDPC President

December 17, 2014

  After two very successful and active years as president of the Greater Dallas Planning Council, Clifton Miller turned the GDPC presidency to Robert Prejean.  Clifton served the two year term as president of the organization when it witnessed much greater involvement from the various task forces and successful events such as the Annual Luncheons featuring both state and local leaders and a well attended transportation summit co-sponsored with AIA. Robert (Bob) takes over amid a time when the Dallas area is experiencing unprecedented growth. With this growth will come more opportunities for the GDPC to provide input into issues related to water, transportation, economic development, energy a [...]


UDA Awards

December 09, 2014

The GDPC annually recognizes outstanding urban planning and design in the North Texas region through the Urban Design Awards.   On December 8, 2014 the GDPC awarded several projects and recognized individuals for leadership in the area of Urban Design.  The awards for 2014 included the following.  For a copy of the complete Awards Presentation, click here. Dream Study Award - Plans that exhibit positive urban design vision and illuminate the practice of urban design and planning  Winner:  Deep Ellum: Crossroads  Deep Ellum suffered from lack of common visions for the future of a diverse mix of property. Leasing decisions by some owners adversely affected the perception of the neighborhood. 4 [...]


Breakfast Meeting on Historic Preservation

November 14, 2014

  Historic Preservation - Why is it Important?          In light of the recent demolitions of historic structures in downtown Dallas, come hear about what these demolitions mean for the future of preservation efforts and historic buildings in Dallas. GDPC welcomes, David Preziosi, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas and Katherine Seale, Chair of the Dallas Landmark Commission and former Executive Director of Preservation Dallas, who will discuss this issue and why historic preservation is important to the fabric and future of Dallas. In addition, they will also present some successful examples of preservation projects and how preservation is beneficial to the economy and en [...]

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URBAN DESIGN AWARDS

The Greater Dallas Planning Council is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Urban Design Awards!

The Greater Dallas Planning Council has presented over 40 design awards, with this year marking a 10-year tradition, since acquiring hosting the prestigious contest from the City of Dallas. Great efforts are made each year to recognize innovative solutions to addressing the future needs of Dallas.

Aerotropolis Meeting Coming Up

GDPC Fall Forum: DFW Aerotropolis

The GDPC fall forum and tour to explored the "Aerotropolis" concept at and around DFW Airport and the opportunities it offers to the North Texas region. The Aerotropolis model brings together airport planning, urban and regional planning, and business-site planning, to create a new urban form that is highly competitive, attractive, and sustainable. See our Urban Design, Economic Development or Transportation Task Force Pages for a copy of the presentation.