Friday, January 30, 2015

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:

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dover, Kohl & Partners will be in Monterey,CA from February 2-11 2015, working on Regional Urban Design Guidelines for the former Fort Ord. Dover-Kohl is preparing for an extensive public process, with a design consortium, hands-on sessions and four different mobile charrettes through the region. The project team includes a number of experts, including Jeff Speck, Peter Katz, Bill Lennertz from the National Charrette Institute, Alta Planning + Design, and Strategic Economics.

For more information about the project, including dates and locations of events, visit FORA.org/RUDG

Or watch our introductory video: 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Seven50 Wins Award of Excellence


Seven50: Southeast Regional Partnership Plan project has been selected for an Award of Excellence which will be presented at the 14th Annual Planning Awards by the Gold Coast Section of the American Planning Association. Jason King, DKP’s Seven50 Project Director, will be attending the awards banquet along with representatives from Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and South Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday, December 11 at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. 

To learn more see the Seven50 Film, or read the report at: Seven50Report.org 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ludlam Trail - 6.2 Mile Linear Park & Bikeway


DKP along with the Friends of the Ludlam Trail is advocating for the creation of a 6.2 mile linear park and bikeway along the former Florida East Coast railroad corridor known as the Ludlam Trail.

This space presents a unique opportunity to create a world class recreational area. It could  become Miami's equivalent of New York's High Line, providing a greenway connecting many neighborhoods from the Airport to South Miami.  

If preserved as a green space, this 75 acre swath of land would be in the top tier of the largest trails in the country. It would provide much needed green space for local residents and to the city as a whole, create a safe route to school and work and could draw in local, national and international visitors alike.

Support the Ludlam Trail! 
Check out the video to see portions of the trail for yourself!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DKP work featured in Resilient Miami exhibit at Coral Gables Museum


DKP work will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum as part of an exhibit kicking off this week entitled "Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century". The exhibited materials will include renderings and research produced during the Seven 50 project and Dutch Dialogues Charrette, which was presented at the South East Florida Regional Climate Compact in October.

The exhibit, presented by the Florida International University (FIU) School of Architecture, will feature work produced by local professional as well as research developed during the last 3 years, by students in FIU SOA's ongoing Sea Level Rise Studio.

Check out the exhibit for some insight in to how Miami will deal with the critical issue of climate change, and sea level rise specifically!

When:  November 6, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Where: Gallery 109 and the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery
           Coral Gables Museum
           285 Aragon Avenue