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Urbanism

Downtown Dallas Inc. Hires New President and CEO

Jennifer Scripps will step down from her current post as the director of arts and culture for the city of Dallas to join DDI in April.
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Urbanism

Dallas City Council Approves $4 Billion Deal to Tear Down the Convention Center

The city will begin to design plans to tear down and rebuild the hulking monstrosity, but that in itself won’t solve the problems Council is hoping to fix.
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Urban Design

The Most Important Part of Dismantling an Urban Freeway

An op-ed in the Dallas Morning News reminds us that a great urban neighborhood won’t ‘magically’ sprout from the ashes of I-345. So the city and its partners need to start planning what that looks like.
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Transportation

Will Dallas’ New Vision Zero Plan Actually Save Lives?

The idea of Vision Zero is noble: one traffic death is one too many. But does the strategy work?
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Urban Design

Dallas Should Spend $2 Billion to Scrap the Convention Center. No, Seriously.

The Dallas Convention Center is an urban design disaster. Regardless of whether you support the convention industry, the city has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reverse its negative impact on downtown.

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Local News

The City of Dallas Is Putting Parking Spots in Its Crosshairs

The city requires developments provide parking spots based on ratios created in the 1960s. It has been researching what will happen if that changes. How far will Dallas go?
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Local Government

Dallas Bike Lane Infrastructure Overhaul Gains Momentum, But Will It Be Enough?

On Wednesday, the City Council votes on hiring a consultant to update its decade-old bike plan. And a new committee will be established to keep the process on track.
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Real Estate

State of DFW 2021

A Regional Economic Development Update
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Local News

Dallas Has the Second-Worst Traffic Fatality Rate in the Country

The city has a long way to go if it wants to reach its goal of zero annual traffic deaths by 2030.
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Architecture & Design

Remembering Kevin Sloan, Urban Dreamer and Originator of Wild Dallas

The landscape architect’s big idea was that Dallas could change the way it imagines itself and its future by restoring nature's place within the urban environment.