Friday, April 11, 2014

Siloam Springs Downtown & Connectivity Master Plan

Dover-Kohl has just returned from a week long charrette in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Team members worked with citizen planners to define a vision for the future of the City. Making downtown more walkable, bikeable and better connected to local destinations was a priority throughout the week. At the interactive kick-off event on Monday, March 31, members of the community identified opportunities and challenges in the downtown. The candid dialogue continued throughout the week in the Open Design Studio. Each person that visited the studio contributed valuable information. 

The charrette concluded with a work-in-progress presentation that demonstrated consensus within the community on strategies for completing road diets that increase on-street parking and sidewalk dining, implementing bicycle infrastructure, and fostering a memorable, livable City.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

East Lansing Charrette Builds on Vision for BRT

Last week, Dover-Kohl participated in a weeklong charrette in East Lansing, MI to develop a plan for Bus-Rapid Transit on the Michigan Avenue / Grand River Avenue corridor. The East Lansing Charrette builds on The Capitol Corridor vision to create a better, more cohesive corridor from the Capitol to Meridian. During the Kick-off and Hands-on Design Session, over 60 community members gathered around tables to create new street sections and draw their thoughts for the area. Throughout the week designers, engineers, and planners continued the work in an open design studio which allowed people to stop by and bring new ideas to the table as well as witness the progress.

The week finished with a Work-in-Progress presentation on Sunday, March 23rd that highlighted the details of the emerging plan. The planning effort is being led by the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), through Mead & Hunt; Dover, Kohl & Partners; Kimley-Horn & Associates; and Cambridge Systematics.

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To see the article in the Lansing State Journal click here

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nestor Arguello from Dover-Kohl on Telemundo

Catch Nestor Arguello from Dover-Kohl and Celeste De Palma from the Tropical Audubon Society on Telemundo Tuesday April 8th at 6pm! 

Dover, Kohl & Partners - Town Planning, the Tropical Audubon Society and the Telemundo crew from @AlertaVerde talk about the importance of preserving the Everglades and stopping sprawl. Focus is on building a sustainable community, building up rather than out to better utilize our resources while safeguarding our natural resources.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Capitol Corridor Plan Adopted by Tri-County Regional Planning Commission


On Febuary 26, 2014 The Capitol Corridor plan was presented to a formal meeting of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commision that voted to accept the report on the spot. Following a year-long process working under the leadership of the National Charrette Institute (NCI), Dover-Kohl led two 7-8 day charrettes along the Michigan Avenue / Grand River Avenue corridor that provided the opportunity for an in-depth community conversation about the future urban form of the corridor, and produced a consensus-based vision for urban design, land use, transportation, and economic development. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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.