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The 5-Minute Neighborhood, 15-Minute City, and 20-Minute Suburb

That measurement of time in which someone is more likely to walk or bike rather than drive a car to an errand has been the subject of much discussion among urbanists. Thirty years ago the New Urbanism first proposed a neighborhood of a quarter-mile radius. More recently the “15-minute city” has been receiving much attention and it has given the concept of sustainable community design renewed vigor […] Read More

Update on Vero Beach Three Corners

After nearly 4 years of planning, a public charrette, numerous meetings, and a citywide referendum, the steps are in place to move forward with the development of the Three Corners site in Vero Beach, FL. Last November, the city’s residents voted overwhelmingly – 80/20 – in favor of revising the city charter to allow commercial use on this piece of municipal waterfront land that will also include public park space […] Read More

DPZ Holiday Newsletter 2022

We are excited to close the year with some updates and news as we prepare to say goodbye to 2022. Even with hiccups from the tail end of COVID-19, hurricanes, and global politics, there has been plenty to celebrate. Between charrettes, webinars, developments in our communities, features in prominent publications, awards, and more, there is much that we are thrilled to share with you […] Read More

1000 Friends of Florida Sprawl Repair Webinar

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive influx of migrants to Florida has prompted skyrocketing real estate prices and a rush on the already limited affordable housing. Fortunately, DPZ’s Sprawl Repair initiative offers a wealth of ideas for repurposing stranded and underperforming real estate assets. These strategies can help make suburban communities more connected, more mixed-use, more walkable, and with a better sense of place […] Read More

From Montava: An Innovative Intersection Plan

Montava is an ambitious project slated to fill many needs in Northeast Fort Collins, Colorado But it’s not just any development—Montava is pushing the envelope on pedestrian and bicycle-centric design, with networks of car-free paths and streets and serious traffic calming. One of the innovative techniques to slow down vehicular speeds was tested in a Fort Collins parking lot this fall […] Read More

DPZ Fall 2022 Newsletter

As we enter the homestretch of 2022, DPZ is pleased to provide updates on a few projects that have moved into implementation and efforts in coding and master planning that have been adopted. The past few weeks also reminded us of the passage of time and nature’s strength […] Read More
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