urban living in Dallas

Walkable Urban Places: DFW’s Wake Up Call to a Real Estate Trend Sweeping the Nation

By Amanda Popken / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The January release of “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Dallas-Fort Worth” happened quietly, though the implications for investment are huge. This is the largest study done on D-FW on the most profitable type of real estate in the nation. Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) are seeing higher property values, lower vacancy, and commanding higher rental rates. Even […]

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Urbanism in Dallas & Our Role as Urban Design Professionals

By Amanda Popken / August 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

The recent D Magazine special edition on Walkable New Urbanism has us all thinking about how Dallas could, or will game this trend. As real estate and design professionals, we all have an opinion, and likely some education we paid good money on for this topic. It’s not, however, easy to see where our skills […]

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Bike Share is Changing Dallas – Now What?

By Amanda Popken / April 13, 2018 / 6 Comments

Now that Spring is here, we’ll soon see how bike share will change Dallas-Fort Worth. The City of Dallas is very much the epicenter of the drama, but cities across the metroplex are feeling the same pressures in different ways. At an Oak Cliff community conversation on Bike Share in February, Lime Bike Regional Director […]

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One Family’s Move to Uptown: A Bottom-line Decision

By Amanda Popken / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

When you hear of someone moving to Uptown you probably assume, like me, it’s not because it will save them money. And not because it’s a great place to raise kids. For Jennifer Morgan and her family, though, both of those proved to be true. She and her husband and son are are saving money, […]

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Uptown Welcomes First Public Playground and More Young Families

By Amanda Popken / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Griggs Park is one of the features that makes Uptown more sustainable. Uptown has a tendency to over-invest in private infrastructure and under-invest in public infrastructure,”noted District 14 Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston at the Tuesday ribbon cutting of Griggs Park’s new playground. “This will soften the hard edges that tend to be created in high-density […]

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Study: Living Near Dense Traffic Increases Incidence of Dementia

By Jon Anderson / January 5, 2017 / 2 Comments

On Jan. 4, medical journal The Lancet published the results of a Canadian study linking living near major roadways to increasing incidence of dementia.  On the upside, they were also interested in any links with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, but found no correlation. The study received assistance from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the […]

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