Engineering is often seen as a catalyst for needed social change and development. Revitalization and quality of life issues have a strong engineering component - - in many ways we are tasked with the "social re-engineering" of a community or neighborhood. Many of the best "social re-engineering" programs are organized and managed as citizen-directed public-private collaboration and transformation efforts. Engineers and planners from the private sector that want to create a vibrant community in South Dallas need to have the following on the back of their business cards - - "Private Sector, Public Interest."
Check out the South Dallas/Greater Fair Park Community Revitalization Plan.