This month we catch you up on the latest DPZ news.
CNU held its annual congress May 19-21 via a virtual format. The focus was on effecting social, policy, and physical changes to better address equity and climate. A sponsor of the conference, DPZ was represented throughout the week with multiple presentations by Andres, Lizz, Galina, Marina, and Matt who serves on the CNU board. Also of note, we’d like to commend Camille for spearheading a new coalition of New Urbanists under the name PLACE Initiative who during CNU 29 hosted two days of speakers on equity and climate, including Brian Falk and Ben Northrup of DPZ.
Here’s a snapshot of new project info and key milestones:
- We have launched the 2040 Vision Plan for the Village of Key Biscayne to help the village better face the challenges of resiliency, climate change and sea level rise.
- The Three Corners Community Plan in Vero Beach, FL has been unanimously adopted by the Steering Committee and the City Council, as it moves closer to becoming a referendum item on the November ballot.
- In late March the Coral Gables Zoning Code Update that DPZ has been working for a couple of years, was adopted.
Like everyone, we spent the past year experimenting with virtual events and other digital platforms to stay in touch. If you have missed any of our recent events and videos – keep up to date at the links below:
- Classicist No. 17: An Evening with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Beth Dunlop and Teofilo Victoria – a Books & Books event to promote a new journal edited by Lizz.
- Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology – An Evening with Andres Duany and Brian Falk – a Books & Books event to promote a new book with essays by DPZers, colleagues, and collaborators, edited by Andres and Brian.
- Q&A with Andres Duany: Episode #1 – Andres answers questions – including his favorite city and why, what advice he would give to young urban planners, and more. If you enjoy that, also check out Episode #2, Episode #3, and Episode #4. Funny, insightful and illuminating for all, especially developers and elected officials.
- Andres discusses Post-Pandemic Residential Design with NanaWall’s Matt Thomas.
DPZ in the News
Links to recent stories featuring DPZ projects and principals:
- The Miami Herald: Meet the new Miami: A Series of Self-Sustaining, Interconnected Villages – DPZ and Miami 21
- The Globe and Mail: New Urbanism Trend Integrates Sustainability and Livable Communities
- Forbes: A New Urbanist Model Community in Montgomery, Alabama
- Town & Country: How this Florida Destination Was Designed with Serenity in Mind
- MDPI: Introducing the “15 Minute City:” Sustainability, Resilience and Place Identity in Future Post-Pandemic Cities
- The American Conservative: Did you say Mobile Homes as Chic Affordable Housing?
We extend congratulations to both Lizz and Andres for two recent honors:
The Miami Center for Architecture and Design has presented Lizz with a Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging her many years of working with the local design community and leadership to make Miami better – especially its urban core.
Andres’ much-celebrated Bento Cabin – first launched at the 2020 Builders Show with the help of Fernando Pages and Josef Albert – has won the Citation Award in Residential Design Magazine’s 2021 Architecture Awards. You can see the full article here. It will be featured again in the print magazine next month.
And finally some great news about the DPZ family. Two of our favorite people, Josef Albert and Kyannah Andrews, were married in February! Join us in wishing them all the best.