Placemakers Summit

Victor Dover

Victor Dover

Co-Founder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning

Victor Dover, cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning, is an urban designer and co-author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014), is an expert on how to fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love.

For 25 years, Dover has been designing walkable, sustainable development. His work spans five continents and ranges from revitalizing historic downtowns to retrofitting suburbia. Dover and his team devised award-winning neighborhoods like South Main in Buena Vista, Colorado, I’On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Glenwood Park in Atlanta, Georgia. His projects also include Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan.” The work of Dover, Kohl & Partners has been featured in every major textbook on city planning published in the last decade.

Victor is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is a former national chair of CNU. He was also instrumental in founding and setting the educational curriculum for the National Charrette Institute and the Form-Based Codes Institute, both leading think tanks. Victor is an avid bike commuter and a four-time Ironman triathlete.



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