COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: This community partnership project involved UT Arlington facility management and leadership to identify current problems and future needs of our campus to match our innovative ideas with realistic goals. The project also involved professional & academic experts primarily in the design, planning, engineering professions to explore multidisciplinary innovations and solutions. The project primarily responded to the campus community (students, staff, faculty, and visitors) as well as Arlington community members by understanding their needs and interests on the topic while providing innovative green infrastructure solutions. The project is presented to a mixed group of professionals and community members to review and disseminate our visions. We also submitted the project for design competitions (such as EPA, & ASLA) to demonstrate our findings.
PARTNERS: Faculty Advisor: Taner R. Ozdil, PhD, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Program and Center for Metropolitan Density, CAPPA, The University of Texas at Arlington.
Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Team: Reza Paziresh, B.A., Landscape Design, Master of Environmental Design Engineering, Masters in Landscape Architecture Molly Plummer, B.A. Arts, Printmaking and Art History, Masters in Landscape Architecture Ann Podeszwa, B.S. Political Science, M.B.A.; Masters in Landscape Architecture John Watkins, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters in Landscape Architecture Emmanuel Higa, B.A. Geology, M. Geology, Doctoral Candidate Geology.
Acknowledgement: Bill Poole, Assistant Vice President, Office of Facilities Management, The University of Texas at Arlington; Fouad Jaber, Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Dallas, Texas; Jim Manskey, ASLA, PLA, Principal, and his staff at TBG Partners; UT Arlington Community: Students, Staff and Faculty.