Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kaid Benfield's Blog: Streets as Places



Victor Dover's recent work on street design has been featured on Kaid Benfield's NRDC Blog. In a post about nurturing and strengthening the urban commons, Kaid writes:

The best streets, Victor argues, require beauty, visual decorum, and a sense of completeness that “comes in large part from the dignity of street-oriented architecture and urbanism, not from signs and reflective stripes.”


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Plans for Veteran’s Drive Move Forward


Dover, Kohl and Partners and Jaredian Design Group will present plans for the Veteran's Drive Waterfront Safety and Beautification Project in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on July 16th at 5:30pm at the Grand Hotel Galleria . This meeting has been spearheaded by the Government of the Virgin Islands and Department of Public Works, in partnership with the St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Revitalization, Inc. The work is a continuation of The Town's Blueprint planning effort, a vision for preservation and revitalization of the historic town established by the community through a charrette planning process led by the Dover, Kohl & Partners team.

Learn more about The Town's Blueprint

Monday, July 8, 2013

Seven50 Summit - The Future in Focus


Summit 3 "The Future in Focus" was held June 19-21 at the West Palm Beach Convention Center and included 500+ participants. The Summit was a major event for the Seven50 Regional Prosperity Plan for Southeast Florida headed by Dover, Kohl & Partners working with Duany, Plater-Zyberk; HDR Engineering; Rutgers University, Cardno Entrix and others. Marcela Camblor-Cutsaimanis moderated the discussion panels which included regional leaders in agriculture, ports and airports, social equity and opportunity, and education. Jason King, Project Director for the Consultant Team presented the seven county land-use and transportation model for 2050 and online modeler available at Seven50.org. Victor Dover presented possible headlines from the future, the many online tools available at the project website, and next steps for the process.

Join the conversation at www.seven50.org & @seven50plan.