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This issue on “Ecologies” explores urban design across Texas and focuses on the increasing importance of green infrastructure for our cities. With the rehabilitation of the San Antonio River, the state now has the longest linear park in the nation. Dallas is also leading urban design trends with its progressive parks plan — Klyde Warren Park is just one example of the good work being done. Houston and Austin are also both relying on green infrastructure to create valuable public spaces.   Other important urban design initiatives featured include mixed-use development in downtown Austin, El Paso’s first net-zero senior housing project, and the push for San Antonio’s missions to be added to the World Heritage List.

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New Urban Tapestries

Austin’s Ecological Affluence

Beyond the Box Paisano Green Community, El Paso

Frederick R. Steiner


Dean J. Almy, AIA


The Border


Catherine Gavin

Minding the Gap

42 Mission Reach

Tracy Idell Hamilton

48 On the Bayou

Guy Hagstette, FAIA

Ingrid Spencer   

Gregory Ibañez, FAIA

66 Block 21 W Austin Hotel + Residences with Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Austin

Andersson-Wise Architects (Design Architect) and BOKA Powell (Architect of Record)

78 Worthy of World Heritage Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña, Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio

Ford, Powell & Carson

Rachel Wright, AIA, and Anna Nau

Canan Yetmen

11/12 2013

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Texas Architect January/February 2014: Ecologies