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Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) Announces Position Statement on Fair Park

July 20, 2016

Recognizing the regional importance of Fair Park, Greater Dallas Planning Council issued a position statement on Fair Park. It can be read in its entirety here. [...]

GDPC 2016 Spring Social- Deep Ellum Pub Crawl

June 25, 2016

Meet at LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM COFFEE HOUSE and CRAWL through the neighborhood. We will tour over 20 larger-than-life works of art with a brief history and fun facts about the artists and the amazing pieces! There will be a 20 minutes break at BRAINDEAD BREWERY for a quick drink of water and beer! We'll conclude our crawl by viewing a handful of murals and end the tour in front of our guide, Jerod Davies' most recent contribution to the neighborhood, "TRUST LOVE " mural! Crawl duration is a little under 2 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. Parking is available in the lot in front of L.I.F.E, located at 2803 Taylor St, Dallas, TX 75226. We recommend carpooling, walking, bicycling, using DART r [...]

Assessing Dallas’ Urban Freeway Corridors: Measuring Future Options!

June 23, 2016

Today’s Dallas urban freeway network is not your father’s freeway network.  The freeway corridors are still contained within the same old right-of-way and have much of the same superstructures as when originally built.  But over time exploding regional growth and evolving development forms along with changing socio-economic demands have made these facilities obsolete for the needs of today and tomorrow.  The corrective actions of the past will not work going forward, especially when public dollars are in such short supply. Dallas CityMAP is short for Dallas City Center Master Assessment Process and was kicked-off back in January 2015.  While the project is focused on the transportation need [...]

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Technology and Innovative Communities Lunch & Learn:
Smart Cities

Please join us at the Technology and Innovation Task Force on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:30 am, at Jacobs: 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Smart Cities Overview: Towards the end of the last decade, our planet achieved two remarkable feats. First, our human population crossed the seven billion mark and for the first time in history, 50 percent of the world's population was living in urban areas. This is expected to accelerate to 60 percent before 2025, globally; with the Western, developed world reaching an 80 percent urbanization level during this time frame. Cities across the globe are facing an impasse - resource scarcity, growing urban populations and aging infrastructure have created a need to innovate. Concurrently, advances in Internet of Things technology have created new opportunities to build ' smart cities'- those that utilize technology, community and social structures to improve resource adequacy, facilitate sustainable economic growth and improve quality of life. Frost & Sullivan research estimates a combined market potential of $1.5 trillion globally for the smart city market in segments of energy, transportation, healthcare, building, infrastructure, and governance. If one compares that to GDP of nations in 2014, it will sit above the GDP of Spain, thus making it the 12th largest GDP in the world.

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