Planning & Urban Design

Planning & Urban Design Department (P+UD)

The Planning & Urban Design department (P+UD) ensures that the City of Dallas leads the cutting edge of planning and urban design in the 21st Century market, focuses on su​​pporting vibrant neighborhoods, and creating a more livable Dallas.

Planning & Urban Design aligns a number of design and planning activities within one organization. The organization brings together multidisciplinary planning efforts from Urban Design and Neighborhood Vitality to Strategic Planning & Policy.​

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Neighborhood Plus Plan received Dream Study Honorable Mention at the                                                                                            2016 Greater Dallas Planning Council Urban Design Awards!
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Arcadia Park Community Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                         Arcadia Park Elementary School Cafeteria (1300 N Justin Avenue) 


Neighborhood Plus

The Neighborhood Plus Plan is a citywide neighborhood revitalization plan for the City of Dallas. At the center of the Plan, are six strategic goals: collective impact, alleviating poverty, fighting blight, attracting and retaining the middle class, increasing homeownership and enhancing rental options.

Complete Streets

The City of Dallas launched the Complete Streets Initiative in June 2011 to improve the way the city designs and builds streets. The vision of the Dallas Complete Streets Initiative is to build streets that are safe and comfortable for all users.  

Urban Design Program

The Urban Design  Program for Dallas reflects the desire to take the city and its neighborhoods to the "next level of livability" with a particular regard for physical structure and character. 


Neighborhood Area Plans

The Planning & Urban Design Department partners with agencies  such as the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Neighborhood Coalitions, and neighborhood organizations to create a vision for specific neighborhoods or areas of the city. P+UD provides technical support and serves as a liaison with other City departments to assist organizations in crafting a plan.