The mission of GDPC is to shape, promote and advocate a creative sustainable future for the Dallas region.

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Join GDPC where you can define the dynamics of place
Where debate can turn ideas into plans
Where promoting structured economic and building development can create a more livable city
Where you don't join an organization
You join a cause to create the future where future generations will live, work and play!


Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of subject matter experts. Our mission to provide a forum for exploring and developing policies for the betterment of the greater Dallas area benefits from this diversity. We have members representing both public and private sector in the following areas:

  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Legal
  • Communications
  • Community Representatives


  • Monthly Breakfasts
  • Socials
  • Annual Luncheon
  • Urban Design Awards
  • Task Force Lunch & Learns
  • and other community events


The GDPC Task Forces address fundamental issues affecting the future vitality of the region. These issues are all interrelated, and according to the mission of the GDPC, should be viewed through the lens of sustainability. The policy recommendations put forth by these task forces must help create a more attractive environment, while promoting economic growth, safety, energy efficiency and a strong educational foundation for future generations.

Five Task Forces include the following: Task Forces Overview Page

  • Neighborhoods, Districts and Areas
  • Public Places and Spaces
  • Mobility Infrastructure and Access
  • Water, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Technology and Innovative Communities

Membership Descriptions


  • Reduced fee to monthly breakfast meetings
  • GDPC Membership Directory


  • Three (3) employee representatives


  • Reduced $15 fee to monthly breakfast meetings
  • Eligible for scholarship opportunity to attend one conference, symposium or annual luncheon
  • Opportunity to attend one “mentor power hour” with industry leader in your chosen field or degree plan