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Tell Us What You Really Think, Mark

February 19, 2015

Mark Lamster is the award-winning architectural critic of the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington. Although relatively new to Dallas, he has applied his critical eye to our past, present, and future built environment. The author of several books, he is currently at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson. Have breakfast with Mark and the GDPC for a fresh view of Dallas.   [...]


Winter Social

February 11, 2015

Join us for our winter social hosted by Aguirre Roden on Wednesday, February 11th, 4:30 pm to 8:00 PM, at Urban Rio in Plano. A special guest from the City of Plano will update us on recent developments in Plano. [...]


Energy Storage Lunch & Learn

February 10, 2015

On Friday, March 6th, you can hear Michael Quinn, the chief technology officer at Oncor and the architect of the Company's energy storage initiative. In late 2014, Oncor announced a breakthrough initiative to incorporate energy storage into its business model. The bottom line is that battery technology is on the threshold of a major technological and commercial breakthrough. Within the next couple of years it will be possible to deploy commercial-scale batteries as a significant component of the electric grid. This has major impacts for electric reliability as well as significant commercial impacts. Electricity must be consumed the instant it is generated - it always has been that way. Howev [...]

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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.