The Art of Street Design
July 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree – $20
A presentation on holistic ways of thinking about community design that center on streets and the public realm, including the crucial details of places where people want to be—the key to producing towns that are profitable, enduring, and resource-efficient. Attendees will see and hear about examples of how context can and should affect choices about street types and building types, gain understanding about the larger historic menu of eleven basic street types and their myriad variations, from small streets to main streets to multiway boulevards, and how this larger menu offers choices that were for practical purposes missing from official manuals and procedures until recently.
Attendees will also learn how plans for communities and corridors can integrate street designs that allow for the traditional building-to-street relationships needed to address the problems of housing affordability and choice, gracefully accommodating growth, and reducing the pressure for suburban sprawl.
A boxed lunch will be provided! 1.5 CM credits approved.
Please contact Thuy Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a vegetarian lunch option. RSVP by Monday, July 23.
Victor Dover FAICP is a cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning. An urban designer and co-author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014), he is an expert on how to fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love.
For 30 years, Dover has been designing walkable, sustainable development. His work spans five continents and ranges from revitalizing historic downtowns to retrofitting suburbia. Dover and his team devised award-winning neighborhoods like South Main in Buena Vista, Colorado, I’On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Glenwood Park in Atlanta, Georgia. His projects also include Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan.” The work of Dover, Kohl & Partners has been featured in every major textbook on city planning published in the last decade.