Galina Tachieva is an expert on sustainable planning, urban redevelopment, sprawl repair, and form-based codes. As a partner and Director of Town Planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Architects and Town Planners (DPZ), Tachieva directs and manages the design and implementation of projects in the US and around the world. DPZ, a leader in the New Urbanism, the movement to end sprawl and urban disinvestment, has completed designs for more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects on five continents. Tachieva is the author of the Sprawl Repair Manual, an award-winning publication, which focuses on the incremental retrofit of auto-centric suburban places into complete, vibrant communities through focused interventions. Tachieva is one of the leaders of the CNU Sprawl Retrofit Initiative, a founding member of the Congress for European Urbanism, a board member of the New Urban Guild Foundation, On the Board of Directors with the Sky Institute, and is certified by the US Green Building Council as a LEED-accredited professional. She lectures frequently on a number of topics – most prominently Sprawl Repair, across the United States and abroad.
The Wasteful Infrastructure of Sprawl
Overexpansion Has Become a Liability
The Paradox: Even with Limited Resource, We Need Investment
Change is Possible: Success Abounds
Not All Small Towns Are Sprawl