Watershed Urbanism and the DFW Metroplex

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

Urban areas such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex face increasing pressures with population growth, pollution, suburban sprawl, aging infrastructure, and a changing climate. Under these circumstances, there is a rising need for cities to reconsider how and where they grow and what they will champion as they grow.

The momentum around creating thriving, healthy, vibrant, dense, and environmentally-friendly cities is mounting. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is no exception. As one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States and situated along the waterways that make up the Trinity River watershed, the Metroplex is experimenting with bold visions for the future. These plans involve crafting a new relationship between hard and fluid environments to toy with the impermeable boundaries that previously separated cities from their waterways.

Watershed Urbanism and the DFW Metroplex showcases pioneering design projects that respond to the challenge of how to design built environments that enlarge with and incorporate waterflows and aquatic life. Projects feature the region and its talented design community.

Curated by

Adrian Parr in collaboration with CAPPA Architecture Faculty

Designs and Displays

Projects features the region and its talented design community. 

Event

Exhibition

End of March - August

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Event

Exhibition

Saturday, August 20th - Saturday, September 17th

Lewisville Grand Theater

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Event

Exhibition

Monday, September 26th - Wednesday, October 26th

Texas Discovery Gardens - State Fair of Texas

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Watershed Urbanism Reception

Photos from the exhibit are available on our Flickr page. Click the link below to view the photos.

Exhibit Photos