Wednesday, June 3rd, 7:00am - 8:00am
100 Nedderman Hall, UT Arlington campus


Shaping the Region:
Why Fort Worth Is Not
Dallas (and vice versa)

John Promise
Director of Environment & Development (retired)
North Central Texas Council of Governments

Dallas: Insurance, finance, farming, Eastern sophistication. Fort Worth: Oil, natural gas, ranching, Western heritage.

How did two cities only 28 miles apart develop such diverse identities and economies and spawn a long-time rivalry? How did the region we call the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex come into being?

In this presentation, Mr. Promise describes the personalities and geographic factors influencing the cities' development and highlights their growth challenges into the 21st century.

John Promise holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Northeastern University and a M.S. in governmental administration from George Washington University. He is a retired Professional Engineer. In addition to his 30+ years with the Council of Governments, John has been involved with many professional and civic organizations and committees, including the UTA President's Sustainability Committee.

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