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Taner Özdil

Taner Özdil

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Planning and Landscape Architecture

Office: CAPPA 417, E-mail:, Phone: 817.272.2801

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Ph.D. Texas A&M University
MLA The University of Colorado at Denver
BLA Ankara University

Dr. Özdil joined the UT Arlington faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture in 2007. He is also Associate Director for Research for The Center for Metropolitan Density at The University of Texas at Arlington since 2011. Dr. Özdil previously held research and teaching positions at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and Dallas Urban Solution Center of TAMU System. Dr. Ozdil received a BLA from Ankara University, a MLA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a PhD from TAMU. He has degrees in both landscape architecture and planning disciplines. 

Dr. Özdil’s scholarly and professional works lie in the interdisciplinary areas of design and planning fields. His research and teaching center within the confines of landscape architecture, urban design, and physical planning promoting knowledge based sustainable and green design practices. His research activities focus on economical, environmental and social value creation through design and planning with particular emphasis on mixed-use developments, transit oriented developments and districts, and high density urban areas. He teaches graduate level courses that focus on urban design, urban landscape, environmental planning and Geodesign (GIS) with specific concentration to North Texas region. 

He is currently a Board Member of the North Texas Congress for the New Urbanism and active research-team member of Vision North Texas. His most recent funded research focuses on environmental impact, land use planning and urban design issues. He leads and manages design and physical planning projects, and conducts research through the design studios he teaches to assist the communities and the cities in the region. He is the author of the book “Economic Value of Urban Design”, in addition to numerous scholarly presentations and publications. The detailed list of Dr. Özdil’s research projects, publications, and classes can be found at UT Arlington’s faculty research profile.