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Friday, November 11, 2005 7:07 AM
Andres Duany: Building and Rebuilding
Kevin Salwen on Podcast

It has been 25 years since Andres Duany and his colleagues brought the concept of new urbanism into the American community, with Seaside, Fla. But the architect is far from resting on his laurels. Partner at his firm Duany-Plater-Zyberk in Miami and founder of the Congress for a New Urbanism, he's working with communities and cities across the country to deal with these intriguing issues: How do you fit 50 million new households into America in the next 20 years while wrestling with density issues, NIMBY, environmentalism and the rest?

He came to Greenbuild to speak with no powerpoint and no prepared speech, telling me later, 'I like to response to the needs of the audience.' In this 25-minute interview with us, he discusses the ties and conflicts between new urbanists and the environment, as well as how the rebuilding of hurricane-ravaged Mississippi is tops on his list of projects. Click here to listen.


5 comments

Tigran Haas - 8/16/2006 5:36:20 AM
One of the most prolific, sharp and all-encompassing urban minds of today. Brilliant man that has a dialectic mind and pragmatic power rarely seen. The heart & soul of new urbanism movement!
Julie - 11/16/2005 10:35:47 PM
This interview is terrific. Duany's comments about the habitational needs of humans are very provocative. I also enjoyed his anecdotes that prove that it is the little things, such as a neighbor's AC noise, that can making opening one's own windows and taking other ecological actions impossible. This is definitely an enjoyable conversation.
Jason Schwimmer - 11/16/2005 4:55:23 PM
Duany is a realist; he understands that the NIMBY approach is short-sighted and that bringing density to a world of increasing population are critical. This Podcast is worth the time.
Annamarie - 11/14/2005 5:06:33 PM
This may be a bit long, but I've listened to it twice. Duany is remarkable and I'm now starting to re-think my ideas of urbanism. Density done well, like Charleston or I guess London, is a much better way of living. My only question is how do we get this message out to everyone?
Jerrome - 11/11/2005 3:37:21 PM
His comments about poverty, immigration and smart, sustainable growth are fascinating. As Duany notes here, it's only when people get wealthy that they start doing absolutely idiotic things like build McMansions that are environmentally irresponsible. Glad to hear people talking about this. The interview is long, but clearly worth a listen

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