The design of our cities can help us be healthier and happier

The design of our cities can help us be healthier and happier


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Phoenix, Ariz. – (SBWIRE) — 01/17/2023 — On this show, Carie Penabad, host of ON CITIES, is joined by Andres Duany, an internationally recognized architect, urban planner and author. Duany is best known as one of the founders of New Urbanism, a movement that promotes mixed-use, traditional neighborhood planning over the world’s separate-use suburban sprawl. His design philosophy advocates urban growth through compact, pedestrian-centric, traffic-friendly communities that continue to shape policy and influence new sustainability codes for the future of our cities. He believes these environments enable us to live healthier and happier lives; and he has examples to prove it. With over 300 projects built, Duany will share the lessons he has learned and the ways we can work together toward a more sustainable future for all.

“Today we live in cities and suburbs whose shape and character we did not choose. They were imposed on us by federal policy, local zoning laws, and the demands of the automobile.”

— Andres Duany, Suburban Nation: The Rise of Urban Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

About Andres Duany
Described as an urban legend by the Guardian, Andres Duany is considered one of the most important urban planners of the 20th century. He is co-founder of DPZ CoDesign, a leader in planning and urban development practice for over 30 years. As the founder of New Urbanism, he has furthered his ideas for compact, sustainable cities through his built work and writing. Duany is the co-author of several influential books including Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (North Point Press, 2010), The New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning (Rizzoli, 2003), The Smart Growth Manual (McGraw-Hill, 2010), Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism (Prince’s Foundation, 2012) and Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology (ORO Editions, …


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