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Great Places Awards Jurors
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The Environmental Design Research Association presents the 21st Annual Great Places Awards jurors.

2019 Great Places Awards | Submission Rules | Award Categories | Jurors | Download Brochure (PDF)

Taryn Sabia, Associate Professor of Research

Professor Taryn Sabia is a co-founder of the Tampa based non-profit, urban design collaborative, Urban Charrette, Inc., and the Director of the Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida's School of Architecture & Community Design. Sabia's twelve-year career in urban and community design is anchored by a passion to involve citizens in actively shaping the built environment. Her diverse background in architecture, urban design, education, and community engagement has provided her with a deep understanding of the importance of context-based design, mobility, and culture of place, and how these elements inform an urban framework. 



Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP 

Today, with 15,000 members across 58 countries, Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, curates and publishes Perspective, the association’s thought-leadership journal, manages a team of 25 professional staff members, leads the 10-member International Board of Directors, and directs all outreach and programmatic efforts, including more than a dozen global design competitions, which recognize worldwide excellence in interior design.



Joel Burns

Joel Burns is an American politician. A former chair of the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and city councilman for District 9 in Fort Worth, Texas, he received extensive press attention in October 2010 after speaking at a council meeting about the issue of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, as part of Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign. Burns has a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Jill DeLozier, Vice-President of Downtown OKC

Jill helps lead the ongoing vision of the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership (DOKC), a not-for-profit organization created in 2000 to manage and market the Business Improvement District of OKC. With her background in PR/ Marketing, and specialties in Strategic Planning, Community Relations, Placemaking, Place Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Crisis Management, and Branding, Jill works to energize the experience of visitors to Oklahoma City. She has BA from OSU in Journalism/ Marketing; MBA from University of Central Oklahoma.




Peter C. Bosselmann, Professor of the Graduate School in Architecture, City & Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

Peter Bosselmann works nationally and internationally on urban design and planning projects. He established urban simulation laboratories in Milan, New York City, and Tokyo, modeled after the Berkeley laboratory that has been under his direction since 1983. His publications have appeared in a wide range of academic and professional journals. In his recent book, Urban Transformation - Understanding City Design and Form by Island Press, Bosselmann reflects on design methods as sources of knowledge necessary for design practice. Together with colleagues, he is currently working on a Global Metropolitan Observatory and a new book on the Metropolitan Landscape.


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