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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 [...]

The Center for the City: What Makes a City?

September 23, 2016

Miles of pathways and waterways, elevated green space, and people places - this is the future of Dallas' Trinity River Corridor. Join the Dallas Institute and The Trinity Trust Foundation for this year's "What Makes a City?" conference focusing on nature and public space in and around the Trinity and hear from the Trinity River Park concept designer Michael Van Valkenburgh and other local speakers. Friday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | City Performance Hall Admission: Complimentary but registration is required. For more information and to register visit The 2016 What Makes a City Conference is presented by the Dallas Institute and The Trinity Trust with sup [...]

Lunch & Learn Series of GDPC Technology & Innovative Communities!

September 22, 2016

Sponsored by Jacobs Engineering Group   Location: 1999 Bryan Street,  Lobby Level Conference Room, Dallas, Texas 75201 – (Jacobs Conference Center is directly off the building lobby. The security desk can point you in the right direction). Date & Time: September 22, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm      Topic: Dallas, The Impact City Speaker: Salah Boukadoum     Register here In Salah  Boukadoum’s vision, Dallas has a unique opportunity to become the center of the world for developing and deploying solutions to our world’s most pressing problems. We can become the Impact City. Around the world we find global centers for finance, technology, culture, religion, manufacturing, and medicine, yet n [...]

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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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