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John Crawford

John Crawford

Downtown Dallas Inc.

John F. Crawford, president and CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc., brings to his role more than 30 years of marketing and general management experience as a senior executive with four Fortune 500 firms. He also served on the development team of the two largest real estate projects in downtown Dallas—the 1.7 million square foot Bank of America Plaza and the 1.4 million square foot Cityplace.

Stories by John Crawford

Architecture & Design

John Crawford: ICYMI—State of Downtown Dallas

In his annual address, Mayor Rawlings spoke about accomplishments and momentum in the downtown area over the past 15 years, and also the challenges that lie ahead. Here’s a recap.
Business

John Crawford: Why You Should Care About the Nov. 3 DISD Bond Election

We cannot overstate the importance of robust neighborhood schools. Intrinsically, everyone knows this is true, with local impacts and nationwide studies that underscore the extent to which the benefits extend to all of us. Yet what is often not as well understood is the growth of downtown into a true neighborhood.
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John Crawford: Can Dallas be a “Smart City?”

Last week, at an event hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in conjunction with the inaugural Smart Cities Week, Dallas announced the formation of a public‑private partnership dedicated to executing a smart cities plan for Dallas. Dallas was one of only four cities that had announcements recognized by the White House and was the only city that was announcing their first foray into the Smart City community.
Commercial Real Estate

John Crawford: Transformative Strategies for Downtown Dallas

It has never been more important to work toward capitalizing on the downtown area as an engine for citywide revitalization, increased population, a higher tax base, improved educational opportunities, a thriving destination brimming with commerce, culture, recreation, and a burgeoning sense of place.
Downtown Dallas

John Crawford: Your Guide to Soaking Up the Arts and Public Spaces Downtown

One of the greatest assets of a walkable, urban neighborhood can be the little surprises you find during your everyday routine. Whether biking or walking, you’re sure to come across these gems along the way.
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Stories by John Crawford

Commercial Real Estate

John Crawford: Downtown Dallas 360—An Update

In the coming months, each district and neighborhood will be deeply engaged to assess needs and ask how the 360 vision translates today.
Commercial Real Estate

John Crawford: Job Growth in Downtown Dallas

We all know the exciting story of the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Dallas, and that downtown is the largest employment center in North Texas. But what you might not know is that downtown Dallas has seen thousands of new jobs created just in 2014, with more to come in 2015 and beyond.
Downtown Dallas

John Crawford: A Glimpse of What’s In Store For the Dallas Farmers Market

Since the transformation of the Dallas Farmers Market began last summer, the momentum has already spurred more development and foot traffic than the neighborhood has ever seen.
Commercial Real Estate

John Crawford: Emerging Economies—The Startup Scene in Downtown Dallas

We have seen a surge of entrepreneurial communities, startups, accelerators, incubators, and collaborative coworking spaces making their presence in North Texas in recent years, and downtown Dallas has recently been the focus of many of these exciting developments.
Business

John Crawford: More Big Things Are Happening in Dallas

On the heels of downtown Dallas hosting both the North American debut of the New Cities Summit, which welcomed 800 invited attendees from more than 50 countries, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which hosted over 200 U.S. mayors in June, North Texas, Dallas, and downtown have received positive coverage from around the nation and the world.
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