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Urban Design Awards - December 8, 2015

December 08, 2015

Please join us in recognizing excellence in local urban planning and design at the 2015 Urban Design Awards Reception on Tuesday, December 8, from 6-8 pm at the Latino Cultural Center. You will also have an opportunity to be the first to welcome the 2016 GDPC Board of Directors and Officers, who will be elected during the brief annual meeting portion of the program. Get ready to enjoy the festivities in honor of GDPC's winners circle and salute some great design work in DFW! Join us as we continue the tradition of honoring outstanding planning and development of projects in our five categories: Dream Study Award Built Project Award Kessler Award Dunnigan Media Award Urban Pioneer Award To [...]

Rail~Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit

October 25, 2015

October 25-28, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207 Connected Systems. Connected Communities. Connected People. Rail~Volution 2015 is all about connections. Join us in Dallas-Fort Worth, the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area and one of the most dynamic and innovative urban centers in the country.   Come together with over 1,400 professionals who share your dedication to transit, livability and communities. Choose from 80+ thought- and discussion-provoking workshops, ranging from cutting edge policy overviews to practical hands-on strategies. Explore real-world issues and projects across the region via our unique mobile workshops.   Rail~Volution is four d [...]

GDPC Membership Breakfast Meeting - October 15th

October 15, 2015

Be in the Know with GDPC!Come Experience the Power of Ideas Join us on Thursday, October 15th for the GDPC member breakfast. Be in the know as we hear from Earth Day Texas 2016 followed by the upcoming Dallas Festival of Ideas plans. The mission of the Dallas Festival of Ideas is to help shape the city of the future by igniting, uniting, and energizing the people of Dallas through the power of ideas. Co-presenters: the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News have cited “action” as being one of the core themes of the Festival. Since February 2015, five volunteer-led Action Committees have been hard at work in taking the ideas generated at the Festival and formul [...]

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2015 Urban Design Awards December 8th, 6:00-8:00 PM

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Nominations must be submitted by midnight, October 30, 2015.

CRITERIA: BUILT PROJECT CRITERIA: A Project that: Was completed within the last five years Improves the character, sense of place and fabric of the community, and has, or has the potential to, catalyze positive change in the built environment as a result of the project Contributes to the public realm while also enhancing the transition from public to private space Creates a successful public space DREAM/STUDY CRITERIA: A Project or Plan that: Exemplifies best practice in urban design Employs innovative strategies to improve the quality of place and quality of life in the community If built or implemented, would embody the criteria for the Built Awards Would be an asset to the community KESSLER AWARD CRITERIA: An Individual or Group that: Demonstrates a lasting and significant commitment along with sustained sensitivity to the urban environment – clearly contributing towards great urban design and sustainability Demonstrates continued influence and sets an example for others to emulate Prior recipients of the Kessler Award are not eligible DUNNIGAN MEDIA CRITERIA: An Individual or Group that: Demonstrates excellence in reporting in any media on issues affecting quality growth of the region Advances the dialogue around sound urban planning and design in the region Represents any media – print, television, video, radio or social media URBAN PIONEER AWARD CRITERIA: An Individual or Group that: Exemplifies risk-taking and innovation in the field Promotes and advocates for new and innovative change in the urban environment and/or community advocacy Exhibited extraordinary initiative and impact within a recent timeframe – “up and coming”