University Economic Development Association


The UT Dallas Intellectual Transit-Oriented Transformational Incubator (DITTI)

Award Category: Place + Innovation
Project Site: The UT Dallas Intellectual Transit-Oriented Transformational Incubator (DITTI)
Submitted By: University of Texas at Dallas
Contact: Dr. Calvin D. Jamison, Vice President, Facilities & Economic Development, 972.883.2216


The University of Texas at Dallas’ Office of Facilities & Economic Development initiated an innovative approach to enhance the academic, economic and community-building aspects of the university through the creation of “Northside,” located adjacent to the UT Dallas campus and a soon-to-come Dallas-Area Rapid Transit rail line within the city of Richardson, Texas. By instituting a public-private partnership (P3) and building an adjacent UT Design, UT Dallas was able to bring a number of new and established businesses to campus, improve transit opportunities for the UT Dallas community and the greater metroplex, and improve the academic offerings available to students, thus attracting a wider number of students from around the world.

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