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Visiting professor to moderate discussion on development trends

News Release — 3 February 2009


Media contact: Herb Booth, (817) 272-7075,

ARLINGTON - Experts from North Texas will discuss "Residential Futures - From Loft to Networked Communities" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas.

Michael Buckley - University of Texas at Arlington visiting professor and director of the Columbia University MS Real Estate Development Program - will serve as the moderator.

The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

Some of the topics will include: Where will people live and work? How will the demographics of growth effect design and development of residential construction? Will lifestyle preferences continue to impact product design? What formats can we expect during the next decade?

The UT Arlington School of Architecture and the center are co-sponsoring the event, which is a three-session series. The second session on Saturday, March 7, centers on "Transit Oriented Development and Value-Creating Opportunities." The third session on Saturday, April 18, focuses on "High Density Cluster Development for North Texas - Partial Solutions for Sprawl?"

Panelists include Neal Sleeper, president of Citiplace Co., Clifford Booth, a principal at Westmount Realty Capital; Alan MacDonald, a principal at the Incap Fund; Herb Weitzman, chief executive officer of The Weitzman Group; and UT Arlington faculty.


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