Friday, January 05, 2007

Duany Visit

From City Hall For Immediate Release: January 3, 2007


Sarasota – World renowned urban planner Andres Duany, who helped the citizens of Sarasota design the Downtown Master Plan six years ago, will return to Sarasota Wed., January 10, 2007 for a public forum. The forum will be held in the City Commission Chambers within City Hall, located at 1565 First Street, 4pm – 5:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mr. Duany will provide a retrospective on how the community developed its Downtown Master Plan. He will also discuss whether the Downtown Master Plan is being implemented the way he envisioned years ago.

Mr. Duany is credited with being a leader in New Urbanism, an international movement that emphasizes mixed-use and walkable streets.

Mr. Duany was graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in urban planning and architecture. He also earned a master’s degree in architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

There will be a brief media availability with Mr. Duany immediately following the conclusion of the public forum at 5:30pm

Release Contact: Jan Thornburg, Public Information Officer

A Sarasota Herald Tribune article about this visit is here.

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