FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
Known as one of the most important thinkers of smart growth, sustainable development and community planning in the world, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk brings a unique and highly sought expertise that lends itself to planning at every scale, from the village, to the campus, to the town and the city. Plater-Zyberk is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company and dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture, recognized worldwide for its Suburb and Town Design Program that she created in1988. She is a founder and board emerita board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, established in 1993; the same year that the New York Times characterized the New Urbanism as 'the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in the post-Cold War era.'
She has been awarded several honorary doctorates and awards including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture, the Vincent J. Scully Prize, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and the Seaside Prize for contributions to community planning and design. Her publications include The New Civic Art and Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. She remains actively involved in master planning and code development. Her projects local to Florida include those for Downtown Doral, Downtown Stuart, Downtown West Palm Beach and Downtown Kendall. Most recently, she spearheaded the overhaul of the zoning code for the City of Miami, Miami 21 known as the largest example of a form based code, which was approved in 2010.
10.07.13 | 01:13:52 min
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