Kotkin: Dallas Is More Than Just a "Rodney Dangerfield of Urban America"
In Big D, developers generally view densification not as an alternative to suburbia but another critical option needed in a growing region. It's widely understood there that many people move to places like Dallas, whether in closer areas or exurbs, largely to purchase affordable single-family homes. But as the population grows, there remains a strong and growing niche for an intensifying urban core as well.He also says the Trinity River project has the potential to become "a signature landmark in the urban development of 21st-century America." That is, "if it is completed within 10 years, as now planned."