The Public Realm and Community Health

Date:September 27, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

Connections are key. The connections between successful parks, streetscapes, and open spaces are a vital ingredient in creating a healthy and vibrant city. In an age of so-called “Nature Deficit Disorder” and far too many technological distractions, people crave spaces that provide time to decompress and socialize. In turn, comfortable places within the public realm attract crowds seeking connection and interaction. The success of these spaces creates tangible social, environmental, and economic impacts on our communities.

Our panel will discuss these impacts and provide examples from across the country of successes and near-misses in the creation of these needed amenities.

Panelists will include: Stephen Lackey, Director of Philanthropy at The Trust for Public Land; Elissa Hoaglund, Managing Principal (Dallas) at HR&A; and Krista Nightengale, Managing Director of The Better Block Foundation. The discussion will be moderated by Emily Henry, DCFA Board member and landscape architect with TBG Partners.

The event is co-sponsored by the DFW Section of ASLA.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door. RSVP to

Cost:$10 donation requested at the door.

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Contact Name: Dallas Center for Architecture
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Phone Number: 214.880.1550

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