Andres Duany, FAIA, CNU, is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Since 1980, DPZ has designed more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. Duany is cofounder of the Congress for New Urbanism and the recipient of several honorary doctorates and awards, including the National Building Museum’s Vincent J. Scully Prize and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize.
Jeff Speck AICP, CNU, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA, spent 10 years as director of town planning at DPZ, where he led or managed more than 40 of the firm’s projects. Subsequent to the publication of Suburban Nation, he was appointed director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program that brings smart growth techniques to state leadership. After four years at the Endowment, he founded Speck & Associates, a design consultancy serving public officials and the real estate industry. He is a contributing editor to Metropolis magazine.
Mike Lydon CNU, is an urban planner, writer, and livable streets activist. Before founding The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning firm specializing in alternative transportation and the public realm, he worked for DPZ, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Smart Growth Vermont. He is currently a Next American City Urban Vanguard and serves as a board member for the Miami Bicycle Coalition.
This is a really good reference manual that I would recommend to any developer, builder, and planner. Organized really well with great descriptions and visual aides.Published 4 months ago by StilettoStarlet
Here you have the answers to practically everything you wanted to know about "smart growth". With pictures. Read morePublished 5 months ago by james slade
This book sets out current thinking very clearly and succinctly over a wide range of topics. It is one to have on the shelf to refer to while prepring for a meeting or... Read morePublished 7 months ago by William Watt
A quick and heavily illustrated guide to smart growth. This topic of planned growth has been around for a long time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ryan
This book is highly recommendable is you are thinking on making some urban studies and you are looking at the elements to look for in the city. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Xavi Albacete
Liked it. Lays out nicely solutions to one of America's biggest problems today. Gives visual reinforcement to the ideas presented.Published 15 months ago by Ml
Can't call this a book per se, but a manual of urban design. It is concise, and maybe for some lacks information. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Xavier Atlas
If you are concerned about the growth of your community, this is a readable and fact based guide to help you find answers to the problems associated with expansion. Read morePublished 17 months ago by jerry earle
This book is very interesting. I like it. This book is very interesting. This book is very interesting. This book is very interestingPublished 17 months ago by Celena