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Texas Central

Contracts Signed, Funding Still TBD: Texas Central High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

Texas Central has its construction contracts and a court decision in its favor, but significant obstacles remain for the high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas to get underway.

June 23, 2021 - Railway Age

Dallas

Dallas City Council Approves Urban Forest Master Plan

The plan seeks to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands by preserving and growing the city's tree canopy.

June 21, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Dallas, Texas

Dallas' Margaret McDermott Bridge Finally Open to Pedestrians and Cyclists

Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.

June 14, 2021 - WFAA

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TxDOT Promises to Reverse Some of the Damage Caused by Urban Freeways in Dallas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is in the early stages of planning for two projects that could leverage plans to rebuild two freeways in the city with plan to reconnect the neighborhoods they severed.

June 8, 2021 - The Dallas Morning News

Mt. Rainier

2020 Population Growth Rates for the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities

The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.

June 4, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Klyde Warren Park

How Planners Can Help the Dallas Food Scene Flourish

Dallas is amidst a process for electing a new City Council, and one local writer sees the transition as an opportunity to present an ambitious agenda for also overhauling the city's local dining scene.

May 12, 2021 - Dallas Observer

Pandemic Protests

Urban Planning in a Time of COVID

In Dallas, Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson is not letting last year's crises go to waste.

April 13, 2021 - Laurie Mazur

D2 Subway

Dallas Subway Project Gets a Key Green Light

The Dallas City Council kept the d2 subway plan on track with a vote this week.

March 26, 2021 - D Magazine

Downtown Dallas parking lot

Fixing Decades-Old Parking Regulations in Dallas

Dallas has launched an effort to reform its "burdensome" parking policies, which have been left largely in the hands of local development districts.

March 18, 2021 - D Magazine

Construction

Lessons to Guide Future Equitable Development Planning

How did recent projects in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and South Florida fare?

March 16, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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New Case Study Posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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