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Marina Khoury is a Partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company and has been Director of its Washington D.C. office since 2007. She is a licensed architect with twenty years of professional practice. As Project Director of DPZ’s new town and urban redevelopment plans throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, she has extensive national and international experience in traditional neighborhood development and form-based coding. She was the Project Director for Miami 21 and was instrumental in transforming the City of Miami’s use-based zoning code into the largest-known adoption of a form-based code. Having lived in Florida until 2007, Ms. Khoury served in a number of community leadership positions. She became the first female architect appointed to the City of Miami’s Urban Development Review Board in 2001. She taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Design and Architecture High School (DASH) from 1993-99 and was a member of their Advisory Board from 2000-07. She is an active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and has been a Board member of the CNU-DC chapter from 2007-12.  She currently serves on the following Boards: the Resource Council for the Form-Based Code Institute (FBCI), the Center for Applied Transect Study (CATS), and the Transect Codes Council (TCC).  She is a member of the New Urban Guild and a LEED Accredited professional.  She earned two masters degrees, in architecture and urban planning, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after attending the “Ecole Speciale D’Architecture” in Paris, France. She speaks widely on issues related to creating affordable, sustainable, and walkable communities.