Next Generation, Car-Optional Communities
Internationally recognized city planner and author, Victor Dover, FAICP, will give the keynote address on livable communities and sustainable development at the DCP Research Symposium on November 9 at 2:45pm.
November 7, 2020
The keynote speaker for this year’s free, virtual DCP Research Symposium is Victor Dover, FAICP. Mr. Dover’s talk, “Next Generation, Car-Optional Communities,” will draw on his international experience designing livable and sustainable cities. His talk will be on Monday, November 9, at 2:45-4:00pm.
Mr. Dover is founding principal of Dover, Kohl & Partners, a city planning consulting firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. He co-authored Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley 2014), and he was awarded the John Nolen Medal for contributions to urbanism. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Congress for New Urbanism. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami.
An example project designed by Dover, Kohl & Partners (along with Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh and Associates) is award-winning Glenwood Park, a former industrial site in Atlanta transformed into a new urbanist style neighborhood complete with a mix of housing types, retail stores, office space, civic buildings, and recreational facilities.
The [Glenwood Park] project emphasizes the public realm, walkability, mixed uses, community, diversity, and quality over quantity.
DCP Research Symposium
The annual DCP Research Symposium is a two-day event (11/9-10) hosted by the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning to showcase the diverse range of scholarship conducted by the college’s faculty and students. As always, the symposium is free of charge, and this time it is entirely online. Highlights this year include presentations on social justice and placemaking, AI and emerging technologies, and a popular student poster session. Registration is required to attend Mr. Dover’s talk and all sessions of the symposium.