Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhoods’

In case you missed them, D Magazine recently published our series of essays on what makes a great city great. Over the course of three posts, Mike Ablon details both the large and small moves a city makes as it grows, how they work together to create the archetype of a great city and how we, here in Dallas, can learn both from others, and ourselves, how to make our own city great.

In the first installment we examine the big, infrastructure decisions a city makes early in its existence, paying especial attention to the deleterious consequences of large, early moves, whose symptoms are often not revealed until decades after their completion, offering examples specific to Dallas alongside proposed solutions.

In part two we take a closer look at the more subtle, but equally important role of the city in the cultivation of a variety of distinct, vibrant neighborhoods and why these neighborhoods are central to a city’s success. And finally, in part three, we tie the two pieces of the puzzle together while reasserting their applications for Dallas itself.

You can of course read all of them on D Magazine’s Real Estate Daily, but over the next several days we’ll be posting the blogs in their entirety on

We hope you enjoy.