Andrés Duany is a principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, a movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm designed Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed plans for close to 300 new towns, regional plans, codes, and community revitalization projects.
Duany is the author of The New Civic Art and Suburban Nation. He is a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Established in 1993 with the mission of reforming urban growth patterns, the Congress has been characterized by The New York Times as "the most important collective architectural movement in the United States in the past fifty years."