What happened to blckspces? What is DRBTS?

DBRTS (Do Right By The Streets) is the evolved version of blckspces! Nothing changed about the hustle, the passion, and the intention of this space. Everything that blckspces was created off of applies to DRBTS - new name; same motivation.

DRBTS sees urban planning, design, and community as vehicles for adding vibrancy to places and spaces. DRBTS is passionate about empowering, encouraging, and engaging these elements through functional, comfortable, and culturally inspired places that create a lot of LOVE + commUNITY, especially in communities of color. We are intentional about creating access to the traditional urban planning/urban design process many Black and brown communities have not been a part of - for US, by US.

DRBTS (formerly known as blckspces) was founded in 2020 and we are quickly developing a reputation for trust and quality. We aim to reach much further than just preparing plans, drawings, and the like - we are working to embed ourselves into communities/neighborhoods as lifelong residents and friends. For more information about working with DRBTS (formerly known as blckspces) and services offered, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.



Desiree "Dee" Powell

Known to most as Dee. I'm a BLACK, female, openly gay, urban planner in the DFW (Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex). Actually, more of a place creator - that's kind of my jam or "area of interest" in the professional world. I'm overly passionate about people (especially people of color) and their quality of life. I'm diehard behind the Dallas Mavericks. I'm an Arlington (AGG!) by-product and a University of Texas at Arlington (UT-Arlington) alumnus 2x. I'm 1000% dedicated to urban issues impacting Black communities and creating spaces for US.


Hope you find something cool and inspiring here.

Yours truly,

Dee P.


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