Dr. Wallach is a professor of geography at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019.
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
2009 American Geographical Society
Volume 99, Issue 4, pages 459–480, October 2009
How to Cite
WALLACH, B. (2009), AMBIDEXTROUS DALLAS. Geographical Review, 99: 459–480. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2009.tb00442.x
Although this article is based primarily on my firsthand observations, many of those observations were prompted by the numerous articles written by Steve Brown, who since 1980 has covered the local real estate market for the Dallas Morning News. An assertion by Wilbur Zelinsky in a note contributed to the March 2006 Newsletter of the Association of American Geographers also sparked this work. I set out to determine whether a major geographical journal would publish an article that is purely geographical in scope, dealing with nothing except the physical form of a city, changing over time. Zelinsky assured me that I would have no luck, but I think I have here shown otherwise.
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
- new urbanism;
- urban morphology;
- urban village
ABSTRACT. Since its founding, Dallas, Texas has grown centrifugally. Since the 1990s, however, it has also grown centripetally, with developers building walkable, mixed-use islands in the midst of metropolitan sprawl. This article surveys what amounts to a historic change of habit.