What Makes a City: Character and Calling, What Does Dallas Want to Be?

Dallas Institute of the Humanities
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Internationally known experts on cities, urban planning and architecture will join city officials and business and civic leaders for “What Makes a City: Character and Calling, What Does Dallas Want to Be?,” a day-long conference co-presented by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, The Trinity Trust Foundation and Dallas CityDesign Studio.

Dr. Gail Thomas, president and CEO of The Trinity Trust and director of the Dallas Institute’s Center for the City, and Dr. Larry Allums, executive director of the Dallas Institute, will introduce the day’s program. Keynote speakers include Weiming Lu, internationally recognized urban planner and designer known for work in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas, South Central Los Angeles, Chattanooga, and overseas; Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal of SHoP Architects and Holliday Professor and Director of CURE at Columbia University; and Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, principal of Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC.  City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will give the opening remarks.

To register, visit www.dallasinstitute.org or call 214-871-2440. 

Event Details


10.23.14 | 8:30 am


Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204


Ticket Info

$60 for members of the Dallas Institute and its co-presenters, $75 for nonmembers, and $25 for member teachers.