Latest News and Events
- 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 over how fracking chemicals and acids may impact our fragile ecosystems, unique geology, and potable 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!
- 2016 BAPA Board Retreat February 24, 2016
On February 22nd the BAPA Board of Directors had a retreat to discuss the organization’s strategic plan for 2016. Marie L. York facilitated the retreat held at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. A series of committees were created to work on events, membership, communications and marketing (website, social media, press releases, newsletter, etc.) and professional development.
- Other BAPA Events February 7, 2016
Photos from some of our events.