Monday, September 12
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Crescent Court, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201




Uptown Dallas Inc. hosts Jeff Speck for a public lecture not to be missed.

The most walkable neighborhood in Dallas is undergoing a major transformation, with the two-way conversion of McKinney Ave and Cole Ave and an update to the McKinney Ave trolley tracks.

As the foremost expert in designing transportation systems for walkable cities, Mr Speck will share his insights, advice, and best practices.

Following the lecture, a panel of regional leaders and local experts will discuss the future of transportation in Uptown, setting a model of best practices for walkable urban places throughout DFW.

Attend the event in-person or follow along through Zoom (registration link below). In-person attendees have the option to reserve a book by Mr. Speck for the book signing.

5:30pm Presentation by Jeff Speck

7:00pm – Panel Discussion, Q&A

7:45pm Book Signing



About Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for more walkable cities.

As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co., the principal firm behind the New Urbanism movement. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates, a private design consultancy serving mainly American cities.

With Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Mr. Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls “the urbanist’s bible.” His 2012 book Walkable City was the best selling city-planning title of the past decade and has been translated into seven languages. He is also the writer of The Smart Growth Manual and Walkable City Rules.

Jeff Speck has been named a fellow of both the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Congress for New Urbanism. He is the 2022 recipient of the Seaside Prize, whose former awardees include Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander. His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than five million times.

Speck & Associates is an award-winning design firm serving municipalities, non-profits, and private developers.