Architect Andres Duany to present Feb. 4 lecture

by Julie Hail Flory

Renowned architect and town planner Andres Duany will present a lecture on zoning for traditional towns and neighborhoods Wednesday (Feb. 4) at 7 p.m. in Convention Hall B of South Bend’s Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St.p. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and South Bend’s Division of Community Development, the event is free and open to the public.p. Duany and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their Miami-based practice, Duany Plater-Zyberk&Company in 1980 when they begin designing Seaside, a tiny Florida town on the Gulf of Mexico that has attracted wide praise for its urban planning and architecture. A leader in the national New Urbanism movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment, the firm has completed more than 100 downtown and new town plans in the United States and abroad.p. Duany also is a founder and member of the board of directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism, established in 1995 with the mission of reforming urban growth patterns.

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