Monday, January 24, 2011

Open Position - Senior Planner/Urban Design - City of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is seeking a Senior Planner/Urban Design within the Planning & Development Department / Comprehensive Planning Section. Specific job description and details can be found within the official Job Posting. Applications taken online only at

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Hosts Susainability Summits

The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council will be presenting two sustainability summits in the upcoming weeks at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

Real Projects, Incentives & Answers - January 27, 2011 $45 ($30 for students) 8:00am-10:30am - Discussion regarding benefits of sustainability projects and a panel discussion on real projects, real answers and lessons learned.

Summit Breakfast - Show Me the Money - February 16, 2011 $45($30 for students) 8:00am-10:30am
Discussion on venture capital and who is funding green development.

For registration and more information please consult the flyer.

2010 Midwest Section Texas APA Award Winners

The Midwest Section Texas APA would like to announce our award winners for 2010. Awards will be presented to the recipients at our annual banquet on Friday January 14th. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding planning efforts, innovative projects, best practices and planning leadership, advocacy and education. A panel of volunteers reviewed the entries submitted by private and public sector planners, students, educators and organziations. The entries were evaluated based on originality, quality, implementation, public participation and the role of planners, among other category-specific criteria.

The 2010 Midwest Section Texas APA award winners include:

Project Planning Award
North Texas 2050
Vision North Texas

Project Planning Award
Imagine Burleson: Roadmap to 2030
City of Burleson

Planning Advocate Award
Arlington Urban Design Center
City of Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington

Student Project Award
Vidor Comprehensive Land Use Plan
School of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington

Thanks for all nominations. The Section looks forward to seeing new and innovative projects again as nominations for next year's awards.

Updated Flyer for Focus North Texas Planning Symposium

The North Central Texas Section of Texas APA will be holding a one-day planning symposium on January 28th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Dallas. AICP CM credits have been requested. Register online from the website. An updated flyer descibing the event is also available. North Central Texas Section Symposium Flyer.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Open Position - City of Arlington - Planning Intern

Salary: $10.00 per hour/ 20 hours a week (flexible)

Planning Intern Job Description
  • Provide support to staff in the Development Services and Strategic Planning Divisions
  • Assist with the update, input and compliation of data for various City of Arlington reports
  • Assist with the administration of zoning and platting applications
  • Research various planning and zoning issues including, but not limited to, comprehensive planning, transportation, neighborhood planning, housing, economic development, gas drilling, design standards
  • Ability to attend meetings and seminars as needed
  • Ability to research and organize thoughts and ideas in a concise manner
  • Ability to use the internet and various computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign)
  • Will involve driving of a City vehicle for site visits.

Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography/GIS, political science/public administration, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental science, business or related field required. Pre-employment screening will include criminal background and motor vehicle record.

The City of Arlington's Department of Community Development and Planning provides a great learning environment for planning and public administration. The City of Arlington is proud to be an EOE. This position closes on January 12, 2011.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at the City of Arlington's website at: