Successional Urbanism: An Interview with Andrés Duany

Architect and town planner Galina Tachieva sits down with New Urbanism innovator Andrés Duany to discuss the big and small topics on his mind today: lean urbanism, successional urbanism and the Transect, the orthodoxy of the small block, and more.

Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has designed and built hundreds of successful new towns, suburban retrofits, regional plans, and downtown revitalization projects. This work has exerted a significant influence on the practice and direction of urban planning and development in the United States and abroad.

Galina Tachieva, AICP, LEED AP, is a partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. Originally from Bulgaria, she is an expert in form-based codes, urban redevelopment, and sprawl retrofit. Tachieva leads the design, public process, and implementation of projects in the U.S. and around the world. She is the author of the Sprawl Repair Manual, an award-winning publication focused on the retrofit of auto-centric places into complete, walkable communities. Galina is also a member of the editorial board.

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