We align a toolbox of urban planning and economic development strategies with creative community outreach and marketing to build strong neighborhoods and cities. 

Amanda Popken

Placemaker, community engagement strategist, economic development specialist, urban planner. Amanda focuses on community engagement and urban design. 

Amanda's toolbox of specialties include tactical urbanism, popup retail, public space activation, neighborhood strategic planning, community engagement, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure best practices, partnership planning, local entrepreneur cultivation, Tax Increment Finance Districts, and Business and Public Improvement Districts.

Amanda serves as President of the Board of CNU North Texas - Congress for the New Urbanism and Vice President of the Board of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. She also writes editorials for candysdirt.com, a luxury real estate blog covering urban design and development-related topics in Dallas, Texas.

Amanda Popken Development is both a DBE & Woman-Owned Business, certified by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. 

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