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Vision North Texas Regional Summit
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Session 4: Neighborhoods & Communities

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Location Activity
Conference Room

Better than Business as Usual 4: Neighborhoods & Communities

BAU: Higher income = larger lot & bigger house. Workforce = fewer affordable choices and longer commutes. Housing supply and future demand are mismatched. Community design that makes it harder for people to be healthy.

Better: A greater diversity of appropriate and affordable housing choices for the households expected in the future. Neighborhoods that offer these choices in healthy, distinctive communities all over the region.

Presentation: Providing the mix of housing stock that matches the needs and desires of the anticipated population
David Pettit, Principal, GideonToal

Presentation: Keeping North Texas affordable for the future labor force
Timothy Bray, Ph.D
., Director, University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Urban Policy Research

Presentation: Community character as a survival strategy
Brent Brown AIA, LEED AP, Building Community Workshop


Summit Home | Plenary Session | Breakouts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6 | Session 7 | Final


Vision North Texas is a collaboration led by the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas District Council,
the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas at Arlington.