Advocacy

After half a century the Streetcar is back!

It’s hard to believe that this day has officially arrived! At 8:40AM, a handful of dignitaries, engineers, city staff, and DART officials met at Union Station in Downtown Dallas to ride the streetcar back to Oak Cliff. I sat beside my close friends and mentors, Luis and Sylvia Salcedo, who were my teammates in helping…

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iBike Rosemont

Rosemont Elementary School in Oak Cliff, Texas, knows that kids need to do more than sit around and play video games. Recently, the elementary school became involved with a cycling event called iBike Rosemont, where students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school each day for one week. At the end of the week, Eno’s Pizza Tavern throws…

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Education Cuts Impact Our Neighborhood & The Arts

You may or may not have known that Greiner Middle School (located at the corner of Edgefield and 12th) is also home to the DISD magnet ‘Exploratory Arts Academy’, which according to the Greiner website “provides opportunities for qualifying students who have an interest in the fine arts and who wish to develop their individual…

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Why “Think Small”?

So what is “Think Small”, and why is it so important for our “big city” to return to it? First of all, I don’t believe the answer for our city is the mega-church, the big box, the wide thoroughfare, the giant retirement home miles away from the grandkids, the sprawling campus, the massive abstract statue,…

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The Empty Box

After World War II, communities across the country embarked on a new form of city building that was based soley on distant separation of zoning (business here, homes there) and reliance on the automobile. This deviation of form broke from thousands of years of knowledge on how cities have grown, and thrived around the world.…

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