Monday, December 6, 2010

North Central Texas APA Section Hosts Events

RIDE THE NEW DART GREEN LINE - December 17th at 3:00 p.m.
Join the North Central Texas Section members for an informative ride on the newly opened DART GREEN LINE. Five members of the DART Planning Team will be in the car riding with us from the Carrollton station to the West End, and presenting a short rolling course on Transit Oriented Development. CM credits pending.

APA HOLIDAY PARTY - December 17th at 5:30 p.m.
Freese & Nichols is hosting the North Central Texas APA Section annual Holiday Party at their loft location in the historic West End (1701 N. Market Street). The Section will provide drinks, including beer, wine and soft drinks, along with an array of festive food. If you can’t ride the rails with us, there is ample parking in the West End.

FOCUS NORTH TEXAS - PLANNING SYMPOSIUM January 28, 2011 - Doubletree Hotel, Dallas
The North Central Texas Section of the American Planning Association is proud to announce its first annual one-day planning symposium to be held on January 28, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Dallas. The purpose of this event is to not only educate our members with CM approved course material, but also offer a short course for Planning and Zoning Commission members which fulfills their state mandated training requirements (a certificate will be awarded at the completion of the course). In addition, the APA is partnering with the North Texas section of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and they will be providing four courses related to SmartGrowth and New Urbanism. Speakers include:

Ann Bagley, FAICP
William Dahlstrom, Jackson Walker, LLP
Rick Leisner, Jacobs Group
Scott Polikov, Gateway Planning Group
Cameron Walker, AICP City of Midland
Mark Goode, P.E. Dunaway
David Gattis, FAICP, City of Benbrook
Marc Kubansade, AICP, City of Rowlett
Alan Lathrom, Brown & Hofmeister
Jeff Moore, Brown & Hofmeister

Due to the generosity of sponsos, admission to the symposium, including lunch and a reception following the classes, will be offered for $75.00 per person (student price is $50.00). Check the North Central Texas APA website: for registration details and for the complete posting of sessions being offered.

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