speaker: Victor Dover of Dover, Kohl and Partners
location: Coral Gables Museum (next to Books and Books)
address: 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
time: Reception 3pm | Talk 4pm
for more information: Books and Books Website
Beautiful streets in Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach are featured in the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014). To celebrate the launch of the book, the City of Coral Gables and Books & Books are hosting a reception and book signing with local co-author and townplanner Victor Dover and other contributors at the Coral Gables Museum. Coral Gables' Director of Planning & Zoning, Ramon Trias, will make introductory remarks.
Written by two accomplished architects and urban designers, this user-friendly street design manual shows both how to design new streets and enhance existing ones. It offers step-by-step instruction and shares examples of excellent streets, examining the elements that make them successful as well as how they were designed and created. Topics also include strategies for shaping space in the public right-of-way through correct building height to street width ratios, terminated vistas, landscaping, and street geometry. This book is a valuable resource for architects, urban
designers, landscape architects, and engineers.
With guest essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, Javier Cenicacelaya, Hank Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, Emily Glavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Leon Krier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura Lyon, Chuck Marohn, Paul Murrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides, Gabriele Tagliaventi and Erik Vogt.
March 4 | Orchid Society of Coral Gables
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
date: first Tuesday of every month
time: 7:30 pm
March 2 | The Villagers’ 2014 Garden Tour: A Cornucopia Of Gardens Tour
time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
where: self guided tour throughout Central Gables
tickets: $25.00 for advance orders, $30.00 on the day of the event.
more info: Julie Petrella Arch 305-460-6030 or email@example.com
The Villagers, a local organization dedicated to the restoration and the preservation of historic sites, presents its annual tour A Cornucopia of Gardens. Participants will enjoy a garden tour of selected homes in Coral Gables. Proceeds from the tour will fund scholarships and local historic restoration and preservation projects. Advanced order tickets are $25 and $30 the day of the event.
Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at either 6915 Granada Boulevard or at 10445 Lakeside Drive in Snapper Creek Lakes. For more information, contact Sheila Revell at 305-335-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.