Salon Urban Cholesterol – January 17

A multimedia DASS Salon to address critical issues downtown Miami residents confront daily: traffic congestion, walkability, and other urban cholesterol symptoms, and how to fix them.

The Panelists:


  • Victor Dover is the author of the influential book STREET DESIGN: the Secret to Great Cities and Towns. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning, and a design practice focused on restoring healthy neighborhoods as the basis for sound communities. He is a former Chair of the Congress for New Urbanism and lead designer of more than 150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs across the United States and abroad.
  • Martin Mittner is a professor of gaming and virtual reality at Miami Dade College. Prof. Mittner has extensive exerience with city simulation in video games, pursuing different techniques for accurately modeling the movement of city populations in a virtual world, including traffic patterns.
  • Ken Russell is City of Miami Commissioner, representing District 2, which includes Downtown. Commissioner Russell is quite savvy about urban issues and most importantly, will add his input as to applicability. He is also a candidate for the US Congress.

DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
LOCATION: DASS at the LOFT 2, 133 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Community Room, Miami, FL 33132

Downtown Arts + Science Salon (DASS)

Modeled after Ted Talks and a local social club, we host salons ranging from archaeology and cardiology to urban planning and psychology, from the novel to the opera. And stuff like fencing, wine-tasting and tango. DASS Salons take place at Downtown iconic cultural venues.

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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council – South Florida Chapter, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at

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