All right. Maybe the headline was a little sensational. If the headline had been, "Interesting Charette Held," you wouldn't be here, would you? And there was some talk of dynamite last night at the "Connected City" seminar at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Different people, I'm sure, left last night ... More >>
Let's build a road on the river, not a wall.
We said it before: Downtown Dallas is starting to look a little like Lil' Las Vegas. The subject spurred a little back-and-forth during a staff dinner last night, during which someone mentioned the story in yesterday's paper about our even more illuminated skyline. Said urban planner Larry Beasley, ... More >>
Across the new Trinity bridge, a long-neglected but suddenly desirable neighborhood waits and hopes.
Photos by Patrick MichelsLarge copies of the tentative plan for West Dallas were on display for discussion with folks from the Dallas CityDesign Studio at the Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Recreation Center.As advertised, Brent Brown, Larry Beasley and the rest of the Dallas CityDesign Studio crew welcom ... More >>
On the other side is a memo City Manager Mary Suhm sent to the city council and Mayor Tom late last week in which she extends an invite to Thursday's "public discussion" of the Dallas CityDesign Studio's West Dallas extreme makeover. Brent Brown and Larry Beasley, funded by the Trinity Trust's $2 ... More >>
Peter HarnikAbout a month ago we gave you the heads-up that Dallas City Hall would be overrun all day today with planners and politicians looking for a home in the heart of the 21st Century city. Fingers crossed a few of us'll have time enough to slip in and out during the day to report on what J ... More >>
Joel KotkinWe -- meaning, you -- just got the nicest invitation to Dallas City Hall on November 12. It's for a little get-together called the 21st Century City Conference, which is being staged by The Trinity Trust, The Dallas Institute and the CityDesign Studio. There's some info on the website ... More >>
Some of the winners of the 21 National Endowment for the Arts grants handed out Thursday know precisely how -- and where -- that money will be spent. In Los Angeles, the $100,000 awarded through the Mayors' Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative will go toward the mixed-use Broadway ... More >>
Click to enlarge: Sketches resulting from February's two-day design charrette concerning West Dallas and Oak Cliff developmentBack in October, the Trinity Trust ponied up $2 mil for the creation of the City Design Studio, to be based out of Dallas City Hall and run by, among others, bcWORKSHOP's ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxBrent Brown, Mary Suhm's choice to head up the Dallas CityDesign StudioEven after having mentioned the Dallas CityDesign Studio -- which the Trinity Trust is paying for, thanks to Rusty and Deedie Rose's $5 million donation -- a few times, we still didn't know what the what it's ... More >>
Speaking of the Trinity Trust, they've still got those T-shirts available.The suspense is over. (See what I did there?) Following up its September 24 announcement concerning $10 mil going toward turning the Continental Avenue Bridge into a pedestrian pathway-n-park, the Trinity Trust this morning ... More >>
Larry BeasleySpeaking of the Trinity River Corridor Project ... When last we saw Larry Beasley, "the man who built Vancouver," he was among a handful of urban planners imported to teach the Dallas City Council a thing or three during a daylong gab session at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in ... More >>
The only thing worse than giving developers subsidies is a unions threat to stop the giveaways
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