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Undoing racist zoning to promote environmental justice, fair and affordable housing and community self-determination


The Southern Dallas Neighborhood-Self Defense Project (NSDP) is an effort to use the official citywide Forward Dallas comprehensive plan process to reverse decades of racist zoning in Southern Dallas that has put People of Color dangerously close to polluters. We provide assistance to neighborhood organizations in the creation, adoption and implementation of grassroots land use plans that expresses reflect the community’s vision. Join us by signing on to our platform. Our goals include:

  1. Implementing an equitable process for the rapid approval of neighborhood-led land use plans by the City of Dallas. Residents must have their voices heard.
  2. Removing industrial zoning in Southern Dallas where the current land use is not used for industrial uses. We need to redraw the map of where polluters can locate in Dallas.
  3. Prohibiting new polluters from locating in the Trinity River floodplain and a timetable for removal of polluters still doing business there. Flooding and toxins shouldn’t mix.

April 2020 – November 2021

Drafted by Downwinders at Risk, West Dallas 1 & Singleton United/Unidos

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