Victor Dover - Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns - Coral Gables Museum
RECEPTION, TALK & BOOK SIGNING:
Beautiful streets in Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach are featured in the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014). To celebrate the launch of the book, the City of Coral Gables and Books & Books are hosting a reception and book signing with local co-author Victor Dover and other contributors at the Coral Gables Museum. Coral Gables' Director of Planning & Zoning, Ramon Trias, will make introductory remarks.
Written by two accomplished architects and urban designers, this
user-friendly street design manual shows both how to design new streets
and enhance existing ones. It offers step-by-step instruction and shares
examples of excellent streets, examining the elements that make them
successful as well as how they were designed and created. Topics also
include strategies for shaping space in the public right-of-way through
correct building height to street width ratios, terminated vistas,
landscaping, and street geometry. This book is a valuable resource for
urban designers, planners, architects, and engineers.
essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, Javier Cenicacelaya, Hank
Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, Emily Glavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan
Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Leon Krier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura
Lyon, Chuck Marohn, Paul Murrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides,
Gabriele Tagliaventi and Erik Vogt.
"The best streets in the world's villages, towns, and cities--whether modest or grand--continually remind one that simplicity is part of the recipe for success in this art. The advice of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their historic examples and their own designs, reflect that simplicity." --From the Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales