Friday, September 9, 2011

Message from Vision North Texas

I am writing today to ask for assistance from Texas APA for Vision North Texas. I have three requests. Your members have been active with Vision North Texas in the past, so I hope we can continue to benefit from their expertise, imagination and perspectives.

First, I want to invite Texas APA members to help us identify and understand the mixed use centers in North Texas. We’ve developed an online tool that makes it easy to comment on the centers we’ve identified so far, and to suggest new centers. This is important because these mixed use centers are an essential part of a successful 21st century community. They are places where people can live, work, play, shop, learn and take care of other daily needs without driving and parking a car between each destination. Comments are requested by August 10, 2011. You can get involved at:

Second, I’d like to be sure Texas APA members join Vision North Texas at the 2011 Regional Summit on October 28, 2011. The Summit will feature Keynote Speaker Richard Florida, an internationally known author and expert on economic competitiveness. New tools for creating a better future for North Texas will also be released. Information and online registration are at:

Third, I want to ask for your assistance in communication with your members and leaders. Please include links to Vision North Texas on your website (the main address is, talk us up on your blog, and include information on these items in any electronic or print communications you use. The text below is an example you can use or modify to fit your communication methods.

Thanks so much for your past support! I look forward to continuing our work together. Should you need more information on any of these, please email me or call 214-320-1154.

Karen Walz FAICP
Vision North Texas Project Manager

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