Mobile workshops will offer highly interesting tours of growth and development in rapidly developing North Texas. North and downtown Dallas is a showcase for quality development and suburban growth opportunities and challenges. Frisco, Plano, Allen and other north Dallas communities are growing at annual rates that place them in the top two digit fastest growing areas in the nation. McKinney is recognized as one of the best cities in the country to live, raise a family and start a business. Plano and Richardson are nationally recognized models for successful transit-oriented development (TOD). Downtown Dallas has developed a world class arts and cultural center, while working to develop a vibrant and coherent downtown that is a walkable 24-hour center. The adjacent Midtown district has emerged as the center for young professionals and for older residents desiring a downtown location. The new Clyde Warren Park, built over the top of a depressed freeway, is garnering worldwide recognition for public-private development of a downtown park and green space.
• MW-1 Wednesday, October 15, 3 - 6:00 pm -- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
• MW-2 Thursday, October 16, 7:45 - 11:45 am -- Downtown Dallas Revitalization
• MW-3 Thursday, October 16, 2 - 5:45 pm -- Roof Gardens and Green Infrastructure
• MW-4 Thursday, October 16, 2 - 5:30 pm -- Richardson and Plano Transit Oriented Development
• MW-5 Friday, October 17, 8 - 11:45 am -- Economic Development with Historic Resources in McKinney
• MW-6 Friday, October 17, 2 - 5:15 pm -- Tradition vs. New Urbanism in McKinney
The workshops MW-2 and MW-3 may be combined to spend a full day in Downtown Dallas on Thursday. By registering for both workshops, participants have the option of staying downtown for lunch on their own and meeting the afternoon workshop when it arrives at Clyde Warren Park.
Similarly, workshops MW-4 and MW-5 may be combined to spend a full day in McKinney on Friday.