Andres Duany is an architect and urban designer with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company in Miami, Florida.
The recovery of urbanism:
Alley-loaded and on-street parking can easily make new urbanist neighborhoods more than competitive with sprawl in lower-density situations. In denser center and core zones, though, the parking issue truly comes to the fore. By its basic nature, parking forces uses apart, disrupting the adjacencies that make for effective and efficient urbanism. New Urbanism must provide parking, but not at the cost of coherence.
Why we code
We prepare codes because it is the most abstract, rigorous, and intellectually refined practice available to a designer. It is also verifiable: by being projected into the world, codes engage a reality that can lead to resounding failure (or success).