2014 Spring Lecture Series: John Massengale and Victor Dover
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Durango Bldg., UTSA Downtown Campus
Lecture Title: The Art of Street Design
Free parking in UTSA Lot D-3, underneath I-35. The UTSA Downtown Campus is accessible by VIA bus routes #20, #66, #68, #70, #75, #76, #79, #93 and Primo (#100).
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The lecture by John Massengale and Victor Dover, titled “The Art of Street Design,” is the first event in the College of Architecture’s 2014 Spring Lecture Series. Massengale and Dover know how to fix America’s neighborhoods, cities, and towns: make them walkable again. That begins with streets where people want to be. In their joint talk, Massengale and Dover will show some of the hundreds of streets included in their book, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, and talk about what works and what doesn’t. Autographed copies of Street Design will be on sale after the talk. This innovative and easy-to-use guide analyzes great streets around the world and teaches techniques for making comfortable, safe, and enticing streets.
John Massengale, AIA, is an international thought leader on the connections between urban design, architecture, walkability, and placemaking. As principal at Massengale & Co. and the author of three books, he has more than 25 years of experience designing projects in Europe and across America. Massengale’s planning work spans a range of situations from suburban retrofits and designing new towns to urban infill and urban regeneration. Victor Dover is an urban designer, city planner, and co-founder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning. He serves as principal-in-charge for many of the firm’s design and planning projects. He lectures widely around the nation on the topics of livable communities and sustainable development, was national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) from 2010-2012, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 458-3121.