Letter from the Chair
Welcome to our Summer 2009 Urban Design Professional Practice Network Newsletter! This issue includes articles on green streets, art in the landscape, and a book about “Urban Design and the Bottom Line.”  
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Green Streets Pave the Way to Greener Communities
The current dialogue surrounding economic stimulus packages and infrastructure investment needs to expand to include green infrastructure, which provides multiple benefits to our communities. If we merely think of job creation and rebuilding the same failing gray infrastructure as
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Pocket Change
Most of us would like to have our own little patch of nature a backyard, an urban pocket park, or a remote conservation area we may
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Urban Design Member’s Book Published by Urban Land Institute
Urban Design PPN member Dennis Jerke, ASLA, has written a book on the value created by good design, entitled "Urban Design and the Bottom Line Optimizing the Return on Perception." The book was published in December 2008 by the Urban
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Urban Placebo
Can we separate art from its context in public space?  Curiously, we cannot begin to imagine Chicago’s Millennium Park without its Cloud Gate, or Paris’s Place de la Concorde without its obelisk. Both examples illustrate how we perceive public space
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Letter from the Chair
Green Streets Pave the Way to Greener Communities
Pocket Change
Urban Design Member’s Book Published by Urban Land Institute
Urban Placebo
 

 

Taner Özdil, ASLA, Co-Chair
(817) 272-5089
tozdil@uta.edu

Marc Yeber, ASLA, Co-Chair
(323) 822-3222
marcyeber@yahoo.com