Landscape Architecture Professor publishes book on urban design
August 25, 2008
German publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. recently released Economic Value of Urban Design, by Taner R. Ozdil, Ph.D., ASLA. Dr. Ozdil is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture’s Landscape Architecture program.
Economic Value of Urban Design explores the complex relationship between urban design and economic activity, focusing on the Texas Main Street Program districts in an effort to determine if urban design generates economic value. The book details the type of changes in the built environment and assesses the implications of design on local economic activity in the framework of Main Street Program which assists cities revitalize their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by utilizing design, preservation and economic development strategies.
In addition to his position at U.T. Arlington, Dr. Ozdil serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Dallas Urban Solutions Center of Texas A&M University System. He has a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University, Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver and a BLA from Ankara University.
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