Dallas Planning and Urban Design Initiatives

Architects depend on the City of Dallas to approve their plans for projects in the City.  Much is happening at the City that impacts that process.  On October 21, 2015, the City of Dallas Department of Planning and Urban Design briefed City Council on the revised mission and role of the department, updated the council on the Department’s plan to integrate land use, urban design, transportation and housing-related planning, then outlined the major department initiatives and activities for 2016.

The Mission and Role of the Planning and Urban Design Department is:

  • Foster a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to projects

  • Enhance the economic and quality of life impacts of public and private projects

  • Advance City policies from planning through implementation

  • Emphasize and integrate ongoing community engagement

The three major initiatives for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 are:

  • Neighborhood Plus Implementation

  • Complete Streets Policy Adoption and Implementation

  • Urban Design Practice, Policy and Guideline Adoption and Implementation, including the Urban Design Capacity Building Program

Come hear from City personnel on what’s coming, how it will impact the practice of architectural and urban design, and how you can have a voice in the process.


The program will be preceded by voting on the proposed slate of AIA Dallas Board members and officers for 2016. View the slate of nominees here.