Victor Dover, Founding Principal, Dover, Kohl & Partners, USA

Helen Cole

Victor Dover, urban designer and co-author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, January 2014), is an expert on how to plan our neighborhoods and fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love. For 30 years, Dover has been designing walkable, sustainable development that fosters a culture of physical activity. His work spans five continents and ranges from revitalizing historic downtowns to retrofitting suburbia; it has has been featured in every major textbook on city planning published in the last decade. His projects also include Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan,” and Arlington, Virginia’s Columbia Pike revitalization. His many Lowcountry projects include the plans for I’On, Port Royal, Bluffton, and West Ashley. Recently he has been helping guide the new plan for the West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway, crucial components of the East Coast Greenway. He is presently working on the plan for social equity amid rapid revitalization in downtown Oakland, California. Victor is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He served as the national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2010 – 2012. He’s a board member of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and serves on the national board of the National Recreation and Parks Association. He’s also an everyday bike commuter and a five-time Ironman triathlete.

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