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Brent Brown Headshot Photo Courtesy of the Archite Brent Brown, AIA, Director of CityDesign Studio, will moderate a Panel Discussion -- "The Connected City: Next Steps, Part Two" for the Dallas Architecture Forum on April 14.

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present  “The Connected City: Next Steps, Part Two,” a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 14, moderated by Brent Brown, AIA, Director of CityDesign Studio. Panelists are Arturo Del Castillo, Associate Director of CityDesign Studio and Dustin Bullard, ASLA,Director of Cityscape and Urban Design for Downtown Dallas. 

The Dallas Architecture Forum Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!   The venue for this Panel, presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum, is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201. This free Dallas Architecture Forum Panel will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend the Panel. 

The Connected City Design Challenge was launched in April 2013 as an open call for urban design strategies to help connect Downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. It identified six transformative ideas for Dallas’ urban core. Last fall, the Connected City: Next Steps, Part One revealed solutions to transform the meanders and urban forestry initiatives.  Part Two to be presented on Tuesday, April 14, will discuss how the ideas and initiatives of the Connected City Design Challenge are advancing, including the unforeseen partnerships and the state of Urban Forestry in Dallas, which is focused on re-visioning and design of a quadrant of downtown. 

About the Moderator:  Brent Brown, AIA

Brent A. Brown, AIA, is a Dallas architect working daily to balance social, economic, and environmental issues by deploying design to enhance livability for all Dallas’ residents. Through his effort Dallas is re-visioning how it lives, works and plays. In 2005, Mr. Brown founded the buildingcommunity WORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), a local non-profit community design resource seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. He is also the Founding Director of the City of Dallas’ CityDesign Studio stewarding the urban design vision for the city. By engaging residents, landowners, business owners, investors and community stakeholders, Brent deploys a community-led planning method building shared vision for the city's future. Winner of numerous local and national design awards, he is especially proud to be the 2011 recipient of the Dallas Historical Society Award for Excellence in Humanities for his sensitive work in reconciling and balancing future growth with the interests of existing communities. Brent is a strong advocate for Public Design, earning his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture from Texas A & M University. 

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.  Advance registration is not necessary to attend any of the Panels in the Panel Series. 

Panel Season Sponsors are Balfour Beatty Construction, John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates and WDG Architects.

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