Planning & Urban Design



​About Us

The Planning & Urban Design Department (P+UD) develops and facilitates comprehensive plans, policies, and programs through effective community engagement. Our goal is to advance livability, economic vibrancy, sustainability, and equity throughout Dallas.  Our team collaborates across departments, external agencies and private initiatives to:
-Draft comprehensive land use and urban design plans for Council adoption;
-Lead targeted neighborhood revitalization efforts; 
-Provide capacity building and training for neighborhood organizations;
-Provide conceptual design services and design review for development projects and;
-Facilitate implementation of adopted City plans and policies.

The Department has three collaborative teams: Administration, Neighborhood Vitality and Planning & Design Studio.

STAFF

​ ​ Director

Peer Chacko
Chief Planning Officer & Director

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Administration

Teresa Bateman
Business Manager

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Rebecca Kress
Admin Specialist II

 

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Lisa Parker​     
Admin Specialist II      

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Neighborhood Vitality 

Advances the Neighborhood Plus Plan, adopted by Council in 2015, by focusing on targeted neighborhood revitalization efforts and building the capacity of neighborhood-based organizations. Neighborhood Vitality also focuses on piloting new programs to address prevalent neighborhood needs and enhance collective impact through internal or external collaborations.

Karen Riley
Manager, Neighborhood Vitality

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​Sandra Bowie​
Manager II

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Monique Ward
Chief Planner​

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Kevin Acosta
Outreach Specialist II

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Joe Yanez
Outreach Specialist II

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Lizze Loomis​​         
Grant Compliance Specialist


                                                      


Carnell Brame                          
Sr. Planner                  

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Sef Okoth
Sr. Planner

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Brian Price
Sr. Planner

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​Gabrielle Bolling
AmeriCorps Vista
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Planning & Urban Design

The Planning & Design Studio advances the forwardDallas! Comprehensive Planadopted by Council, by developing comprehensive area plans to promote neighborhood quality of life, a connected city, and increased tax base. Plan and policy implementation is facilitated through ongoing policy analysis, review of development projects that require City Council approval, and conceptual design for physical improvement projects that impact public realm.

Arturo Del Castillo
Chief Planner

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Luis Tamayo
Chief Planner
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​​Chalonda Mangwiro-Johnson
Manager, Community Engagement

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Evan Sheets
Sr. Planner

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Megan O'Neal
Sr. Planner

 

 

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Daniel Church
Sr. Planner

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Amy Albright           Planner

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Asma Shaikh           
Sr. Planner

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Salman Hashmi
GIS Analyst III


 

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Demeshia Jackson   
Senior Public 
Information Representative 

 

                                    Camille Choice
Public Information Coordinator

 

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