City Council Endorsements – 2017

The Coalition for a New Dallas launched more than two years ago with the mission of revitalizing our city’s neighborhoods and restoring its urban core through public policies that improve mobility, generate economic development, and enhance the quality of life for residents. We strongly believe in replacing highway I-345 with urban boulevards and mixed-income, mixed-used […]

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Secretary Foxx on “the Road to Opportunity”

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke before the Transportation Research Board about the importance of transportation’s role in economic opportunity and community building. Click the link here, or see the full video below: The Road to Opportunity – Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation from The Academies on Vimeo.

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The Legacy of the U.S. Highway System

NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” had on a special guest in U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last Thursday to discuss the impact of the American highway system. Here’s a clip: When the country’s urban freeways were constructed, they were often routed through low income, minority neighborhoods. Instead of connecting us to each other, Foxx says many […]

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Why Even Build Highways?

Joseph Stromberg at Vox asks one important question: why did we build highways across our American cities anyway? “The 48,000 miles of interstate highway that would be paved across the country during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s were a godsend for many rural communities. But those highways also gutted many cities, with whole neighborhoods torn down or […]

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What Do Highways Have to Do With Poverty?

The Atlantic dives into the relationship between highways and poverty in America, following a talk at the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service: “[Cities] have tried to tear down barriers that prevent all of their residents from reaching their full opportunity. Sometimes those barriers are highways. Sometimes they’re something else entirely. Tearing down […]

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Dallas Politics 2.0

Dallas Observer’s Jim Schutze discusses the new era of Dallas politics in this column. “Two extremely interesting new organizations appeared more or less at the sides of the Musketeers, if not directly behind their banner — The Dallas Green Alliance and The Coalition for a New Dallas. Each of these organizations was led by people […]

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Thank You

The Coalition officially filed its papers on February 10, making us just five months old. In those five months, we’ve generated more than 6,750 Facebook likes, hosted 10 events at unique venues throughout the city, and created a video that has been viewed more than 42,000 times (donated by generous—and talented—volunteers). We’ve also accumulated hundreds […]

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Dawn of a New Dallas

A couple months ago, the team behind Kickstand approached us and said they’d like to help us spread the message of a new Dallas. They gave their time and talent, and created the video below. Watch, and let us know what you think.

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Our Recommendations for June 13 City Council Runoffs

The Coalition is committed to restoring neighborhoods and rebuilding the city’s urban core by replacing I-345 with boulevards that improve local transportation and unlock economic development. We are fortunate to have committed leaders at City Hall who will champion our efforts, but we need more support. The Coalition is making recommendations in two of the […]

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Our Recommendations in Dallas City Council Races

Coalition for a New Dallas is heartened to see that many candidates for Dallas City Council believe in restoring and reconnecting neighborhoods — in putting the needs of Dallas first. Because of this, CND is making recommendations in four of six Council races with no incumbent. We also want to voice our support for a […]

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