Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Re:Vision Dallas, Part I

Look here:

That’s the website for one of our newest ventures. It’s the effort to design a sustainable city block that will be a model for future development.

The way we are going about it is to hold a worldwide design contest. Our partners in that effort include Urban Re:Vision (, a San Francisco based organization that specializes in running design contest to move towards a sustainable economy; the City of Dallas—now becoming know as a Green City--and the buildingcommunityWorkshop, a new Dallas nonprofit devoted to bringing design to the service of the community (you can read more about it here: For purposes of full disclosure, I will tell you that I’m a member of the Board of Directors of the buildingcommunityWorkshop and a real fan of it and Brent Brown, its leader.

The exciting part of this venture is that it will put Dallas at the very front of a coming trend.

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