Neighborhood Planning Firm: Duany Plater-Zyberk

Celebrating its 25th year in 2005, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) is a major leader in the practice and direction of urban planning, having designed over 300 new and existing communities in the United States and overseas. DPZ projects have received numerous awards, including two National AIA Awards and two Governor\\\'s Urban Design Awards for Excellence. The firm is led by its principals, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

A significant aspect of DPZ\\\'s work is its innovative use of planning regulations that accompany each design. Tailored to the individual project, the codes address the manner in which buildings are formed and located to ensure that they create useful and distinctive public spaces. Local architectural traditions and building techniques are also codified within regulations. DPZ will bring the designs to life during town meetings called charrettes.

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