FEBRUARY 7, 2020
FOCUS NORTH TEXAS
Thank you for coming and for the support of our sponsors and the FNT Committee.
IRVING CONVENTION CENTER AT LAS COLINAS
500 W Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Focus North Texas is a regional training and continuing education event for city planning-related topics. It's a one-day planning symposium, and in 2020, the Midwest Texas Section of the APA and the North Central Texas Section of the APA again combined forces to put on this affordable and regional training program together. #FNT2020 was held at the centrally located Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.
Keynote Speaker: Ellen Dunham-Jones
Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century Challenges
How are dead malls, dying office parks, and other aging auto-oriented properties being redeveloped, reinhabited, or regreened to help their communities address climate change, the loneliness epidemic, and income inequality? Following up on Dunham-Jones' and June Williamson's 2009 book, Retrofitting Suburbia and drawing on the over 2000 projects in her database, Dunham-Jones will present successful examples from her and Williamson's forthcoming book, The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
7:30 - 8:30 - REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST, AND NETWORKING
8:30 - 10:00 - OPENING PLENARY: HOMELESSNESS AND ALTERNATIVE HOUSING CHOICES
10:15 - 11:45 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
11:45 - 1:15 - KEYNOTE LUNCH: RETROFITTING SUBURBIA FOR 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES
1:15 - 2:30 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:45 - 4:00 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:15 - 5:30 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
5:30 - 7:30 - HAPPY HOUR