Urban Environments

Jason Roberts Builds Better Neighborhoods, One Block at a Time

By Leah Shafer / January 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

Much has been written about community activist, urban planning enthusiast, and Oak Cliff resident Jason Roberts. His energy is infectious as he spreads the gospel of urban revitalization around the world: building better neighborhoods by transforming vacant and underused properties into vibrant, thriving blocks abuzz with business, activity, and local participation. His Better Block concept started […]

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Big D Real Estate News: Is the Dream of Home Ownership Dying?

By Candy Evans / October 14, 2011 / 0 Comments

Last Thursday, the Census Bureau released 2010 figures indicating that American home ownership is as low as it was during the Great Depression. Last year, the U.S. homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last year. And analysts are concerned it may never return to the 2005 to 2006 housing boom peak in which nearly 70 percent of Americans owned their own […]

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