Urban Design

Democracy Thrives in Vibrant, Liberal Areas Because Empathy is Higher

By Jon Anderson / July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why Texas cities are more liberal than outlying areas?  It’s not a Texas thing. Large urban environments are typically more ideologically liberal around the globe. Like a blast zone, liberal ideals diminish the further away you get from an urban environment.  But why?  The clichés of vibrancy, higher average education, and […]

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Urban Residential Development: A Conversation with StreetLights Residential’s Doug Chesnut

By Amanda Popken / November 13, 2015 / 6 Comments

  DFW Reimagined and CNU North Texas hosted their Fall Breakfast Seminar Wednesday, with an interview of Doug Chestnut, CEO and Founder of StreetLights Residential. With their eight recent and current projects in Dallas, and many more nationwide, StreetLights Residential is on a roll. In Dallas, you’re probably familiar with their work. Recent and current projects […]

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The Walls Are Rising: AIA Dallas to Screen 1967 Film on The Future of Dallas

By Joanna England / January 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Past, meet future. It’s just incredible how often we think and talk about the destiny of our city and how it is tied to the Trinity River. The discussion we’re having about this natural resource that bisects Dallas, some of them behind closed doors, isn’t a new one. In fact, we’ve been talking about the […]

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