Author Archives: nocurbanism

Community Gardening and Overregulation

Many of our best community gardens are quite underwhelming and certainly not the work of any self-respecting landscape architect.  Mulch paths crisscrossed by plastic irrigation tubing.  A pile of dirt needing attention.  An unimposing wooden coop held together by chicken-wire.  A wheelbarrow with a flat tire.  Beautifully messy places nevertheless.  Everything has a purpose and […]

Barefoot Goes Bike Friendly & Intellectual on Thursday, July 1

Free Poolside Conversation with urban planner Larry Beasley, CM on Thursday, July 1.  Larry will be discussing his work with the City Design Studio to make the area more pedestrian and bike friendly. Gates open 8pm.  Conversation at 8:30pm It’s a Bike Friendly Event!  $2 Beer Poolside Sponsored by North Texas Chapter of the Congress for […]

Riverfront Boulevard: What’s in a name, Dallas? Would that which we call a complete street by any other name smell as sweet?

Act II in the multimillion dollar production Riverfront Boulevard is scheduled to debut Monday, May 10 at 7 pm (a reception to meet the cast and crew starts at 6:30 pm) in the Conference Room Auditorium at City Hall, when the City of Dallas will host a “public involvement workshop” about the newly proposed Riverfront […]

In Praise of Our Founding Farmers Markets and Budding Urban Agriculture

At BFOC, we like nothing more than to ride our bicycles to a local neighborhood or farmers market and buy local.  So, we have been following the discussions of the Transportation and Environment Committee, which is considering new City-wide policies for regulating both community gardens and neighborhood farmers markets. One anti-farmers market talking point is […]

A Stroll Down the Sidewalks of the Dallas Development Code: I Owe How Much?!

In anticipation of the Oak Cliff Art Crawl, which takes place April 10th and 11th and will include Make’s Urban Bazaar, Bolsa’s outdoor market, the Better Block Art Installation and much more, BFOC thought it would be fun to dismount our bicycle saddles.  Let’s take a stroll down the sidewalks of the Dallas Development Code […]