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 (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.
DRBTS, Do Right By The Streets, is a people-centered, design-aware, and intentional disrupter in the urban planning + urban design realm. DRBTS is a WOMAN-OWNED, BLACK-OWNED urban planning + place creation design group that puts communities of color first. We gain expertise and experience from the streets, the community and the people who inhabit them.
DRBTS believes great design should be accessible to everyone. In addition, we believe in simplifying the permitting process for new and established businesses.
DRBTS offers a variety of services that we cater to fit your community's needs. We look forward to creating commUNITY with you!
For more information about working with DRBTS (formerly known as blckspces) and services offered, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!
CREATOR + FOUNDER
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.
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