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2016 Annual Luncheon: Smart Growth, Mobility, Resiliency, Public Policy and 21st Century City, by Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston!

October 06, 2016

The Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) will celebrate its 5th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, October 6, 2016 and the Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, Texas will be delivering the keynote address.  Our regional population growth of 4.2 million people between 2010 and 2040 brings to light that this theme is particularly significant for North Texas given the range of current and planned projects and the associated urban planning and public policy issues. Examples include Mobility Retail Development, TOD/Mixed Use, Logistics and Healthcare.  Mayor Turner and his team are addressing similar issues as the 4th largest US city. Coupled with Mayor Turner’s policymaking experience at t [...]

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 [...]

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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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