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Work commenced on the Iron Horse Park Master Plan in 2012, the conversion of an abandoned 40-acre rail yard. Situated in a dense residential area, the mile-long site has numerous properties backing up to it, resulting in a significant stakeholder group. The rail yard has returned to a state of disturbed wilderness, overrun with invasive… Read more »

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SWA photographer Tom Fox recently returned from two weeks of shooting our projects in China. He was moved by this scene and invites viewers to suggest a caption. Please respond in the Comments area.

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As ownership of property changes hands or as people enter new life phases, the desires that drive what happens on that property changes. This is change at the micro-scale. Collectively, as the residents of a neighborhood change, economic drivers shift, and government leadership turns over, change starts occurring at a coarser scale, and is manifested… Read more »

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The evening of October 17th 2014 was different than the 1,559 Friday nights which had come before. A typical Friday night for us at SWA Dallas would be arriving at the DFW airport from Cabo, Cairo, Dubai, Chonquing, San Antonio, or any of the places far or near were we work. Friday nights often find… Read more »

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How is it that some cities can so distinctly attract people while others may not? And what are the attributes that cause citizens to identify themselves as being a part of a city, as if it’s part of who they are? Of all the places that have helped to educate and shape my life, none… Read more »

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