City of Boulder Community Event “The Art of Street Design”
Presentation and Community Discussion with Victor Dover
WHEN: Wednesday March 26, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Chautauqua, Ggrand Assembly Hall, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder
WHAT: Victor Dover, coauthor of the new book, “Street Design,” will be presenting proven strategies to create safe, walkable streets in Boulder. Victor will describe how street design can shape enduring cities that people really love; Discussion regarding City of Boulder North Boulder Subcommunity Plan update, Envision East Arapahoe plan, Sustainable Streets and Centers project, Access Management and Parking Strategy, and Transportation Master Plan update.
WHO: Victor was national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) from 2010 –2012 and was the founding chair of the CNU Florida Chapter, the first of its kind. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning in Coral Gables, Florida and is an international expert on how to shape enduring places that people really love. An urban designer and the coauthor of the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (January 2014), Dover has 25 years’ experience across five continents revitalizing historic downtowns, restoring healthy neighborhoods and creating walkable communities. He has designed 150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs, and regional plans including Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan.” Dover is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and served as the U.S. national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2010 – 2012. In 1994, he worked in Boulder on the North Broadway Plan for North Boulder.
MORE INFORMATION: The event is free, no RSVP required. For more information please go to the Boulder calendar.
ABOUT THE BOOK: “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns” (January 2014) by Victor Dover and John Massengale with foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales shows how to create great streets where people want to be. That begins with walkable streets where people feel comfortable, safe, and charmed by their surroundings. Through hundreds of examples of streets old, new and retrofitted, Street Design shows how good street design can unlock value, improve life and reknit neighborhoods.