recent news

October, 2010 - TOWNSCAPE receives award from the American Planning Association.

September, 2010 - Jim Richards has been inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows.

July, 2010 - TOWNSCAPE receives award from the American Planning Association.

January, 2010 - TOWNSCAPE receives award from the American Planning Association.

December, 2009 - Dennis Wilson elected President of the Greater Dallas Planning Council.

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who we are

TOWNSCAPE, Inc. is a national town planning and urban design consultancy that creates achievable visions for great places through master plans, concept design, implementation strategies and form-based codes.

how we think

One building is architecture. Two or more buildings, and the relationships and life between them, is townscape, where the art of inspired placemaking is possible. Our creative focus is on design-based planning for smart growth—creating livable and sustainable communities that not only enhance commerce and services, but that inspire human potential and the creative spirit. We see livability as a foundation stone of sound economic development policy, and understand how great design can result in places to flourish.

what we do

Our work has ranged from transit-oriented developments to new town centers; from urban village plans to public spaces and walkable streets. We have provided services for municipalities, state and federal agencies, major national developers, Fortune 100 companies, national consulting firms, and non-profits; we have led or collaborated on projects in 16 states. Our project experience is augmented by research, writing and frequent travel to study state-of-the-art projects and timeless principles of placemaking throughout the world.

The TOWNSCAPE principals often lead projects as sole or prime consultants. We are also creative collaborators in interdisciplinary team settings, providing input on project approach, planning frameworks, concept design and communicating a compelling vision.

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