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Good Neighbors, Great Neighborhoods Symposium

March 21, 2018

Good Neighbors, Great Neighborhoods Symposium

"Good Neighbors, Great Neighborhoods" is a new initiative of CAPPA's David Dillon Center Good Neighbors Eventfor Texas Architecture in collaboration with AIA Fort Worth and Historic Fort Worth. The first outcome of this initiative was a panel discussion at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth attended by 150 neighborhood leaders, architects, real estate professionals, preservationists, and policy makers that focused on neighborhood change and tools that can be used to manage it.

Panelists included Paul Dennehy, AIA, of Dennehy Architects, past president of the TexasNeighbors Event Society of Architects, Gaye Reed of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and a former member of Fort Worth's Zoning Commission, and Evan Thompson, executive director of Preservation Texas.

Major takeaways focused on the need for education to provide neighborhood leaders the knowledge and skills necessary to be strong advocates for their neighborhood's values. Advocacy and collaboration among professional groups, policy makers, and the university can provide a foundation for the long-term planning that can help neighborhoods be proactive instead of reactive in managing growth and development. Targeted follow-up events will be announced in the near future.

Thank you again to our moderator Maria Martinez-Cosio and our sponsors, the TCU Certifitied Public Communicator Program and Three Danes Inn, a bed and breakfast and bakery in Fort Worth's Historic South Side.