Parks & Trees

Improve Katy Trail? Just Add Concrete

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2020 / 2 Comments

For the first time in over a month I walked the Katy Trail this morning. I was aware of work starting to widen the trail and saw it firsthand today. What a mess. Urban Ribbon Park With Cooling Canopy First, the Katy Trail is what’s known as an urban ribbon park that typically spring up […]

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Free Panel on Connective Parks April 23

By Joanna England / April 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dallas’ landscape is crisscrossed with interstate highways that cut through and divide our city’s neighborhoods. The lasting effects of these high-speed thoroughfares on our city have been felt for years, but until recently, the only option was to grin and bear it. With an acute lack of will to remove them, urban planners had to […]

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Dallas Ordinances on Parks And Trees Need Clarity, Refinement Before Council Vote

By Contributor / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association On May 16, the Dallas City Council heard separate proposals concerning a new Park Land Dedication Ordinance and revisions to Article X, which concerns tree planting and conservation in the city limits. A vote on each is expected before the council’s July recess. My personal involvement on […]

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