Let's talk about Placemaking with Dee Powell

Episode 25 February 13, 2023 00:44:08
Let's talk about Placemaking with Dee Powell
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Let's talk about Placemaking with Dee Powell

Feb 13 2023 | 00:44:08


Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Desiree (Dee) Powell does it ALL! From working with full-time with Congress for the New Urbanism, starting her own planning and placemaking group Do Right By The Streets (DRBTS), heading up the Sunny South Dallas Food Park activation and community space, and founding the Black Planner Collective, we quite frankly don’t know how she manages it all! But somehow, this incredible woman does! 


Listen to this episode to learn more about Dee Powell, a Texas-based planner and placemaker who believes above all else in economic mobility, community development, and turning temporary spaces into permanent ones for communities to enjoy. She believes in finding underutilized spaces in communities and transforming these spaces into ones that fill a community need - whether that be alleviating food insecurity or providing outdoor recreation space. We are so inspired after our conversation with Dee, and we hope that you are too!!


Do Right by the Streets – Planning Group (https://www.drbtsurbanplanning.com/)

Sunny South Dallas Food Park – Next Event on March 26!

Donate to DRBTS!

Desiree’s LinkedIn

Desiree’s Instagram (@thedee_p)

Sunny South Dallas Food Park Instagram (@sunnysouthdallasfoodpark)

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