Street Design

WXXI Interviews Victor Dover for NPR's Morning Edition

While in town for the Reshaping Rochester Lecture series, Victor Dover was interviewed by Beth Adams of public radio station WXXI, for broadcast during NPR's Morning Edition. The subject: Street smarts.

Reshaping Rochester, created by Rochester's Regional Community Design Center, focuses on the efforts, strategies and successes accomplished by cities that face similar challenges to Rochester: downtown revitalization, preserving the character of neighborhoods and communities, creating mixed-use centers and walkable commercial districts, and enlisting community involvement.

Listen to the interview below:

Victor Dover as Virtual Keynote Speaker for the University of Iceland

This year Victor Dover will be the "virtual" keynote speaker for Reykjavik Green Days at the University of Iceland. The lecture on "Sustainable Cities and Their Streets" is going to be beamed from a studio in Arkansas onto the big screen at Háskólatorg, with Q&A across five time zones (and no jet-travel carbon footprint). 

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in UTC and is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States in Reykjavik. Please note that this is a remote lecture from the United States.

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Reception, Talk and Book Signing with Victor Dover!

The City of Coral Gables and Books and Books are celebrating the publication of "STREET DESIGN: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns" (Wiley, 2014). The book's co-authors Victor Dover and John Massengale selected streets from Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach to illustrate why good design is crucial. 

Join us Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Coral Gables Museum, Community Meeting Room located at 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Ramon Trias, Director of Planning & Zoning, will make introductory remarks, followed by a short presentation about the book, on sale in the Museum gift shop.

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Victor Dover Continues Street Design Book Tour

Victor Dover and co-author John Massengale have been doing a lot of traveling to talk about their recently released book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. Recent lectures have taken place in Delray Beach, Florida; The University of Texas at San Antonio; CNUFL in Sarasota, Florida; Florida International University in Miami, Florida; and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

NEW VIDEO: A recording of Victor's lecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design on February 11, 2014 is available online at the SCAD Virtual Lecture Hall


Dover-Kohl Presents at CNU Florida

Victor Dover delivered a keynote presentation last week in Sarasota at the annual meeting for the Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He discussed themes from Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, the new book that he recently co-authored with John Massengale (Wiley, 2014).

Jason King presented Seven50 with Marcela Camblor-Cutsaimanis, explaining the highly interactive public process used to plan the region. Have you seen theSeven50 video yet? 

Several Dover-Kohl team members participated in the “Lightning Round.” Together, Jason King and Pamela Stacy presented an illustrated narration of King’s novel,New Town St. Jerome. Emily Glavey shared her research on the costs and environmental benefits of LEED certified buildings (University of Cambridge, 2013) in a presentation called “Is LEED Legitimate?”

Street Design Book Released to Critical Acclaim

Reviews are pouring in for Victor Dover & John Massengale's new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. "Authoritative... eloquent... beautifully written... generously illustrated... magnificent..." (Better Cities & Towns) and "This book is exactly what we need at this time" (International Making Cities Livable). In the transformative, illustrated guide, the authors take a closer look at streets—both old and new—to demonstrate what works and what doesn’t. The publication features more than 150 streets with illustrations and a discussion about why they are successful and how they were created. More than 500 photos and drawings (most never before published), reveal the details behind beautiful, walkable places.


Leading Experts Contributed to STREET DESIGN


To write our book STREET DESIGN: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns,John Massengale and I traveled a lot, measured and photographed streets we admired, and waged endless late-night debates about why they were successful. Meanwhile, Megan McLaughlin, Emily Glavey, and Kenneth Garcia were indefatigable researchers, combing the literature to probe the stories behind the streets in the book’s case studies. But we also received a boost from a phenomenal group of colleagues who suggested example streets, contributed photos, or pointed us in the right directions. Twenty-two of them went on to write short essays that add greatly to the diversity and depth of content in the book, and we are extremely grateful.