Friday, October 30, 2015

Victor Dover Closes NACTO15 Conference with Great Streets, Great Cities

Dover, Kohl, & Partners is honored to have Victor Dover serve as the closing plenary speaker at this year's NACTO  conference.  The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is a non-profit association that represents large cities on transportation issues of local, regional and national significance.

This year's Designing Cities conference, held in Austin, Texas from October 28-31, allows transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Also, local leaders  can exchange best practices with major city transportation, and private-sector, stakeholders  committed to a common vision toward more vibrant, sustainable cities of tomorrow.

Victor will present "Great Streets, Great City," asking the question 'How can we elevate our cities by creating streets that are not just transportation corridors, but also beautiful and memorable places?' Through his closing remarks, Victor will be share inspiring images and examples from the great cities and boulevards of history. Showcasing the specific design elements that add up to great, inviting streets and cities, he’ll challenge city transportation engineers to expand their role toward moving beyond signage, striping and bollards to thoughtfully create handsome streets that generate civic pride.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Dover, Kohl & Partners Participates in Environmental Leadership Summit

The Environmental Leadership Summit is being hosted on the Miami-Dade College Wolfson campus, from October 1 through Saturday October 3. Developed by Tropical Audubon and Earth Ethics Institute, the series of lectures and workshops aim to educate, inspire and empower individuals toward a more sustainable way of life.

Jason King—Vice President and Principal of Dover, Kohl & Partners—was one of the invited panelists for “Live Like You Live Here,” a presentation  within the series that discussed topics such as living between two national parks, green urban design, and smart growth.

Tropical Audubon Society  has been one of South Florida's voice of conservation for over 100 years.  Their mission is to conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

Earth Ethics Institute provides resources, workshops, and programs for the Miami-Dade College community that encourage the integration of the knowledge, values and skills needed for a sustainable way of life into all practices and disciplines. The institute fosters an awareness of global interdependence, ecological integrity through biological diversity, and the natural processes that sustain life.

To find out more about the summit, visit the Earth Ethics Institute website.