Many of you listening know that Congress for the New Urbanism was a major inspiration for this show. Not the national conference itself -- but the tribe of people who are eager to challenge the status quo and actually do something to make their cities and towns more vibrant. So it's only fitting that one of new urbanism's founding fathers joins the show this week.

Victor Dover is cofounder of the town planning firm Dover, Kohl & Partners. His consulting practice focuses on restoring healthy neighborhoods. He is a former national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism and lead designer of more than 150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs, and regional plans around the world.

Victor coauthored a new book with John Massengale, another familiar name within CNU. The book is called Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. It's available right now on Amazon. The book has tons of great illustrations and is about an inch thick. You'll be happy you bought it.

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