Topic: Urban Planning + Design

Cook Park Wins Grand Prize, People’s Choice Award from ACEC Georgia

The City of Atlanta’s Rodney Cook Sr. Park continues to receive recognition for its innovations and community enhancement: Three recent awards from ACEC Georgia included the Grand Prize for Engineering Excellence.

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Atlanta’s Cook Park Gets Recognized Nationally for Engineering Excellence

Rodney Cook Sr. Park, a dual-purpose park designed to control neighborhood flooding while providing acres of recreational amenities, will receive a 2022 ACEC National Engineering Excellence Grand Award in May as one of the top 16 projects in the United States.

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Daniel Harrison
Stan Lynch

How Counties Can Manage Shifting Responsibilities for Growth and Services

As counties find themselves shouldering more responsibility for the road, drainage and public safety needs of new developments, county leaders need to prepare for increasing demands on their resources. Learn more about how to manage growth.

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Lauren Garrott
Shad Comeaux

Taking Your Public Engagement to the Next Level

The engagement process can look different in different communities. Good engagement is not transactional; it is reciprocal, collaborative and continuous. With that being said, transparency, equity and inclusivity are crucial to building trust within a community and ultimately getting their buy-in.

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Corpus Christi Development Plan Receives APA Texas Award

The APA-Texas Chapter has awarded the City of Corpus Christi’s Development Plan with the 2021 Public Outreach Achievement Award – Gold.

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Three Planning Projects Win APA Texas Awards

These awards strengthen our valuable client relationships, and the diversity of our winning projects shows our expertise across cities, counties, planning, transportation, and urban design. 

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Tricia Hatley

Cook Park Rejuvenates Atlanta’s Historic Westside

Both a stormwater solution and a sorely needed green space, Cook Park combines innovative engineering with acres of amenities to show how creative and sustainable infrastructure solutions can help communities thrive.

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“One Water” Guide Taps SARA Green Infrastructure Project

A Texas Hill Country guidebook on water stewardship features low-impact development guidelines Freese and Nichols drafted for the San Antonio River Authority and San Antonio’s Brooks Development.

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Robert L. Nichols Professional Service Award: Chance Sparks

Congratulations to Chance Sparks, an urban planner in Freese and Nichols’ San Marcos office, for receiving our Robert L. Nichols […]

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Stormwater’s Green Infrastructure Projects Highlighted Nationally

Green infrastructure projects developed by Freese and Nichols’ Stormwater and Urban Planning + Design teams for communities in three states […]

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Interns Get Up-Close Look at Bois d’Arc Lake

Touring the ongoing construction of the new $1.6 billion Bois d’Arc Lake gives college interns valuable insights into the kind of impactful projects they could help complete during their careers.

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Video Tour: Bois d’Arc Lake Starts Filling With Water

Congratulations to the North Texas Municipal Water District on this major milestone for Texas’ first new reservoir in nearly 30 years, a $1.6 billion program that Freese and Nichols has been proud to take part in.

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