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Takeaways from the Builders’ Show with Andres Duany and NanaWall

Takeaways from the Builders’ Show with Andres Duany and NanaWall
Post-Pandemic Design with Andrés Duany, presented by NanaWall Always interesting to listen to, Andrés Duany, celebrated architect and city planner, sits down with the folks at NanaWall to tell us what he sees as the future of post-pandemic housing. If you’re familiar with New Urbanist strictures and stylings, you’ll see much has changed. Always looking ahead, […]

Defining The 15-minute City

Defining The 15-minute City
What is the “15-minute city” and why is it gaining traction? Andres Duany and Robert Steuteville provide some important insights.    “The 15-minute city is gaining significant traction politically and in planning circles, but what does it mean? Definitions vary, and there is so much slack in the concept—depending on what transportation modes are included—that […]

Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology

Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology
Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology  Edited by DPZ’s own Andrés Duany and Brian Falk, Director of the Center for Applied Transect Studies, the book features essays from more than a dozen contributors including Charles C. Bohl, David Brain, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Emily Talen, Bruce Donnelly, Sandy Sorlien, Daniel K. Slone, Seth Harry, Galina Tachieva, Sidney […]

Ten Years On: Why Sprawl Repair is even More Vital in the Age of COVID-19

Ten Years On: Why Sprawl Repair is even More Vital in the Age of COVID-19
Ten years since the original publication of Sprawl Repair Manual, the ideas and solutions it contains are even more urgent and needed than ever.  COVID-19 has brought the suburbs to the forefront of the conversation and made them the focus of yet another round of speculation as the next “escape grounds” from the dangers of urbanity.  The compounding global crises are […]

Outreach for A More Inclusive 21st Century

Outreach for A More Inclusive 21st Century
ENGAGING THE VIRTUAL & THE REAL To say that the past six months have changed everything, is hardly an understatement. The way we live, work, play, communicate, and even the way we think have required major adjustments. Many of our daily activities have become virtual, remote, and/or guided by new safety protocols. Meanwhile, as many […]

Communities Faring Well by Design

Communities Faring Well by Design
A global pandemic is the type of resiliency test we plan for, but hope never occurs. We are happy to report that amidst the current difficulties, our compact, walkable, mixed-use, and multigenerational communities are not only faring well but are proving to be a source of comfort to their residents as they shelter in place. […]
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