We are excited to announce Andrés Duany and Victor Dover as the keynote speakers for the 2013 Smart Growth Summit! Join us on Monday, November 18th at 6:00 pm to hear them speak, along with Mayor-President Kip Holden, and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. We’ll have more exciting announcements coming, so check back soon and don’t forget to register by November 8th to receive the early registration price of $75.
Andrés Duany, FAIA, Founding Principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), Founder of Congress for the New Urbanism, Author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, designer of Seaside, FL
Andrés Duany is an architect whose work focuses on the planning of communities. He and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of Seaside, which began an ongoing debate on the alternatives to suburban sprawl. Since then, DPZ, their planning practice, has completed well over two hundred downtown and new town plans. They have particular expertise in writing codes. This work has generally been received with awards and publication. Their firm currently has six partners and employs about 30 persons dedicated to both practice and research. Andrés and Elizabeth were founding members of the Congress for the New Urbanism. They teach Traditional Town Planning at the University of Miami, where Elizabeth is dean of the School of Architecture. Andrés has co-authored three widely distributed books, their most recent is The Smart Growth Manual which describes the problems of American cities and proposes techniques that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Victor Dover, FAICP, LEED-AP, CNU-Accredited, Principal at Dover, Kohl & Partners, Chair of Congress for the New Urbanism, Author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
Victor Dover serves as principal-in-charge for many of the firm’s design and planning projects, and is responsible for most presentations. He has led more than 100 charrettes. Victor lectures widely around the nation on the topics of livable communities and sustainable development, and is national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).