City of Dallas

$390M Hensley Field Redevelopment Awaits Resolution of Dallas, U.S. Navy Cleanup Litigation

by | Aug 21, 2023
A 20-year, $390 million city of Dallas master plan for redeveloping Hensley Field in southwest Dallas is on hold pending environmental cleanup by the U.S. Navy. According to the Dallas Morning News, the city is suing the Navy yet again to get the cleanup finished, so the "hidden gem" can come to life.
Digital Twins to Air Monitoring: See 17 UTD Student Projects Solving Real-World Challenges for Companies
On the hunt for a resourceful, cost-effective solution to your company's tech challenges or project pileup? Or maybe you need a product prototype. UTDesign Capstone is now open for company project applications for Fall 2023. But hurry—the window of opportunity closes soon.

Check out these past projects. One of them is bound to spark an idea for yours..

Homeowners in Four Southern Dallas Neighborhoods Can Apply for up to $100K in Federal Grants for Home Repairs

by | May 31, 2023
According to the city, the eligible neighborhoods hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are Joppa, Five Mile, Tenth Street Historic District, and The Bottom. Up to 20 homes will be able to get funding under the American Rescue Plan Act program.
Dallas Launches New Incentive Tools Targeted at Underserved Areas
by | Apr 5, 2023
Dallas city officials have implemented a new Incentive Policy that includes a range of new tools to promote investment in underserved areas, including standardized tax abatements, community development loans and grants, predevelopment loans, and an infrastructure investment fund. These measures are expected to spur new development, create jobs, and enhance equity for all Dallas residents.
Brita Andercheck, chief data officer and director of the Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
How Dallas’ Chief Data Officer Tackles Urban Challenges as a ‘Data Surgeon’
by | Jan 5, 2023
Andercheck is leading a charge to create a data culture in Dallas that empowers everyone to speak, understand, and access data.

As the Dallas data chief, she was recently featured in Data-Smart City Solutions, a project by the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. In the feature, Anderchief discussed how CDOs use data on income and infrastructure to identify areas in need of additional assistance.
GovTech Media: Dallas Chief Information Officer Gets City Executive of Year Award
by | Dec 19, 2022

StateScoop has included city of Dallas Chief Information Officer William Zielinski among the winners of City Executive of the Year awards in the LocalSmart program by the online news publication that focuses on technology in local government....


City of Dallas, Zimperium Partner on Free Mobile Security App

by | Dec 5, 2022
The app was developed by Dallas-based Zimperium, a leader in mobile security, and is designed to secure devices against even the most advanced threats. Available as a free download on Apple iOS and Android Play, Dallas Secure arrives just in time for the busy holiday mobile-commerce season.

"Public safety comes first in Dallas—and cybersecurity is a form of public safety,” Mayor Eric Johnson said.
Hop-On Jet Service JSX Names Former Dallas Aviation Director as Vice President
by | Nov 14, 2022

The longtime Director of Aviation for the city of Dallas has a brand new role. Mark Duebner—who retired last week after being at the helm of the city’s department of aviation for nearly 12 years—will join jet service JSX as vice president of corporate real estate and airport affairs....

City of Dallas Appoints Interim Director of Aviation
by | Nov 10, 2022
This appointment comes after former director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month.
Frisco-based Ever.Ag Adds Ex-General Mills Exec to Board of Directors 
by | Nov 9, 2022

Ever.Ag, a Frisco-based AgTech supply chain software and financial services company, announced that it has added former General Mills executive John Church as an independent member to its board of directors....


A Beautiful Purpose: Dallas Water Commons Project Will Transform 17 Acres of Wetlands Into a Public Greenspace in The Cedars

by | Sep 9, 2022
The Dallas Water Commons project, slated to break ground in 2024, will transform an industrial site in Dallas' Cedars neighborhood into something both beautiful and purposeful: a public wetlands park with hike and bike lanes that will cleanse and filter 650 million gallons of run-off stormwater each year. A big bonus: protecting the wetlands habitat and the species that live and breed there.

"This is a game changer for Dallas," says Vickie Meeks, a local artist and member of the project’s advisory board.
Mayor Names HKS Principal as Citywide Representative to Dallas’ Environmental Commission
by | Apr 29, 2022
The city of Dallas has a new leader helping to oversee the implementation of its first Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan. The overarching goal? To alleviate the impacts of climate change on the region.