Latest News and Events
- 10 Annual Ethics Seminar: Looking Forward and Looking Back October 26, 2016
In keeping with this year’s theme of LOOKING FORWARD AND LOOKING BACK, the program will feature a mix of sessions that highlight lessons learned from the past as well as current and new ethical issues that many of us face in our everyday work experiences. Sessions will address:
When: November 4, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pmWhere: Boca Raton Campus of Palm Beach State College
- The Stages of Moral Development
- A Decade of Public Ethics in the News
- Reflections on Corruption County and its Legacy
- Ethical Challenges in Redevelopment: The Miami-Dade County CRA Grand Jury Report
- Role of Technology in the Future
- Repealing Florida’s Corruption Tax
- Public Ethics in Florida: What’s Behind Us and What May Lie Ahead
103 NW 8th Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33468
- Pinnacle at Tarpon River Tour and Networking Event October 21, 2016
Thank you to Pinnacle Housing Group and to our members that attended the tour of the mixed-income Pinnacle at Tarpon River on October 20th! Tour included an overview of the development’s amenities, two residential units and a discussion of how the project was funded, tax incentives for affordable housing and future needs.
- Fracking and South Florida August 13, 2016
In recent years there has been discussions about the regulation of fracking in the State of Florida. According to the New York Times, nearly 80 municipalities have passed ordinances to ban or oppose fracking methods due to their concern that fracking chemicals and acids may impact our fragile ecosystems, unique geology, and water supply. BAPA hosted a lunch and learn-style workshop on September 8th to discuss this important topic with State Representatives, leading scientists, and Broward County officials.
- Join BAPA or Renew Your Membership! July 29, 2016
For those of you who have already renewed, THANK YOU!!!
Membership in the Section gives you all the tools you need to be a better Planner in Broward County. There has never been a better time to be a member. You will receive the best local source of AICP CM courses, our quarterly newsletter that highlights our progress, fun networking opportunities that connect you with planners from every corner of the County, and monthly spotlight events on contemporary planning practices that are happening right now.Join or renew your membership today by submitting your application!
- BAPA’s Happy Hour & Networking Events May 3, 2016
BAPA hosted another Networking Happy Hour on Thursday July 21st at Novel Tea in Wilton Manors with Mayor Gary Resnick.
March: Barbara Blake Boy, Executive Director of the Broward County Planning Council and BrowardNEXT Co-Chair, afforded our BAPA members an informal discussion of the upcoming BrowardNext Comprehensive and Land Use Plan Update, the first comprehensive update to the County’s Plans since 1989. She provided information on highlighted regional issues to be covered by the plan including Climate Change Resilience, Multi-Modal Transportation, Natural Resource Protection, and Targeted Redevelopment.
April: Thank you to Chris Wren, Director of the Fort Lauderdale DDA for giving BAPA members a history of the Wave Streetcar, an overview of the Downtown Business Symposium, and the planned high-technology wayfinding system!