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What is Community Design?

Community design is a movement focused on creating and managing people’s lived environments through an inclusive and equitable lens. It promotes change to the built environment from the neighborhood to the regional scale. It aims to meet community needs through community participatory decision-making at all levels. Community design helps establish active partnerships with community residents and institutions to advocate and develop strategies for improving quality of life. A commitment to diversity and listening to the different voices in a community are core values of community design.

Community Design Fort Worth (CDFW) believes this type of engagement can elevate the level of design in our community, improve the lives of its citizens and create a community that succeeds in providing something for everyone.

To learn firsthand how CDFW is gathering community voices to better serve the Fort Worth Community, register for our first Urban Design Talk: “What’s GOOD in Your Neighborhood?” on Thursday, May 20, at


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