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April 9, 2022

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In the latest installment of our occasional conversations with Tarrant County newsmakers, UT-Arlington architecture professor Hyesun Jeong explores the challenges of building more “green infrastructure” — defined as man-made structures that imitate natural systems, such as wetlands that recycle water — in North Texas.

Jeong has expanded that definition to include trails and other infrastructure that support walking and cycling in the region. Her research project, titled “The Future of Green Infrastructure: Measuring and Designing the Built Environment for Pedestrian and Bicycle Activities in Dallas-Fort Worth,” will evaluate how different groups of people currently use trails.

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From there, she and her team will design potential solutions to better connect neighborhoods to trails without having to drive to access them. Jeong plans to create a playbook that would help residents advocate for green infrastructure that fits their community’s needs.

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