Jeff Mosier | Dallas News

Visitors in Dallas for the international New Cities Summit found a strange place that mirrored neither the Texas cliche of cattle and oil nor expectations of a bustling new metropolis.

Instead, many found an optimistic, spirited city but also one with empty sidewalks, impossibly wide roads, an unhealthy attachment to their cars and not enough vibrancy for a population of more than 1.2 million. Some also saw a place embracing sustainable development and trying to roll back decades of old-fashioned urban planning. Read more