2019 Agenda for a New Dallas Summit recap: “What’s possible is doable.”


With unprecedented population growth on the horizon, increasing inequity, and a critical mayoral election in May, it is the time to recreate our infrastructure to achieve a livable, connected city. On March 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Coalition for a New Dallas and D Magazine hosted the “Agenda for a New Dallas Summit” where leading transit thinkers and planners from LA, Denver, Seattle, and Houston presented how their cities have reoriented their policies and tax dollars to restore their urban cores. They were joined by local leaders who are working to define and deliver a new way of thinking about the restoration of Dallas’ urban fabric.

The topics ranged from highway removal and rethinking our public transit and harnessing buses to how to make local streets safer for pedestrians. In short: the possible is doable, and the time is now. See for yourself:

Tearing Down the Barriers: Our Neighborhoods vs. Our Highways

Keynote presentation by Peter Park, City Planner and Former Manager of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver and City Planning Director in Milwaukee.

Peter Park Keynote from Coalition4ND listen to the keynote below:

Getting People to Jobs: A New Approach to Public Transit

Keynote presentation by Christof Spieler, Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and author of “Trains, Buses, and People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit”

Christof Speiler Keynote from Coalition4ND listen to the keynote below:

Dallas Hates Pedestrians: How to Rethink our Streets

Keynote presentation by Lilly O’Brien-Kovari, LADOT Spr. Transportation Planner, Office of the Chief of Staff

Lilly O’Brien-Kovari Keynote from Coalition4ND listen to the keynote below:

And here’s what people are saying:

Fox 4 News (external link)
D Magazine (external link)

#FutureDallas trending on Twitter



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