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City Hall in Colleyville, Texas, looks out on a 140-by-140-foot flat area of lawn with no trees or distinguishing features. But not for long.

City leaders envisioned turning that unadorned lawn into a dynamic public space with a critical linkage to City Hall and the Public Library . The goals included creating a signature gathering place for residents of this city of 25,000 residents nestled between...

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As the population in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) continues to grow along with development opportunities we are left wondering what development trends can be anticipated in 2019.

I attended the DFW Industrial and Logistics Outlook Conference to understand the industrial demand in DFW and how local developers are getting more creative with site selection and design elements to stay competitive. Lately, there has been a robust market for industrial companies in DFW. Can...

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Wendy Shabay and Chance Sparks, Urban Planning + Design, have been hard at work on behalf of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter (APATX).

A few years ago, APATX started the Great Places in Texas Program, which recognizes the Lone Star State’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets and public spaces – and celebrates how planning has played a vital role in making these beloved places what they...

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Congratulations to Nabila Nur, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam.

AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute that provides education and certification for professional planners in ethics, professional development, planning education and the standards of planning practice. To become a certified planner, APA members must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass a written examination.

Nabila joins 11 other...

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Brandon Gonzalez, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, was selected to serve on the Board of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce for 2015-2017. West Dallas, located on the western terminus of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, is experiencing unprecedented growth—new restaurants, shopping, entertainment and over 2,000 urban apartments are currently under construction. Popular destinations within West Dallas include Trinity Groves, Sylvan 30, The Belmont Hotel, The Foundry, the West Dallas Gateway...

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