Latest News and Events
- Oct. 1: Leon County Lecture Series with Gil Penalosa: ‘Lessons from Bogota and Beyond’ September 19, 2018
Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He has inspired and advised decision makers in more than 200 cities around the world on how to create healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for everyone regardless of age, gender, or social status. His focus is on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, taking public transit, and new uses of cars.
Gil is the Founder of 8 80 Cities. After many years running the organization as Executive Director he now serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. Gil is also President and CEO of his own consulting firm – Gil Penalosa & Associates where he offers the three services (keynotes, workshops, strategic advising) based on his unique set of skills and experiences. GP&A and 8 80 Cities have worked closely together on a number of projects that combine the strengths of the two organizations.
CM credits pending.
- Capital Area Section Fall Social September 19, 2018
The Capital Area Section will host its Fall Social at the Old Willis Dairy on Oct. 19.
- FSU Guest Lecture Series with Gil Penalosa September 19, 2018
Join us for an energetic keynote presentation by internationally renowned urbanist and 8 80 Cities Founder, Gil Peñalosa. Gil has inspired and advised decision makers, service providers and community leaders in more than 250 cities around the world. Join the discussion on how we can adapt global best practices to Tallahassee towards creating a happier, healthier, and more vibrant city for all.
Guillermo Peñalosa is an internationally renowned city advisor and executive director of the non-profit organization 8-80 Cities. Peñalosa is also senior consultant for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects and is member of the Boards of Directors of American Trails, Ciclovias of the Americas, and City Parks Alliance.
As former Comissioner of Parks, Sports and Recreation in Bogotá, he and his team initiated the 121 kilometres-long «Ciclovia», a car-free Sundays event which sees the participation of over 1 million pedestrians and bikers. He also designed and successfully developed more than 200 parks, among them the 360-hectare Simón Bolívar Park.
In the last eight years, Peñalosa has worked in more than 180 cities along the six continents. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California’s Anderson School of Management.
In 2017 he was ranked #44 in Planetizen’s Top 100 most influential urbanists.
- February Section Happenings! February 8, 2018
February 6 and 7, Public Policy Workshop and Tour: Participate in a tiny homes and infill project tour, and policy workshop right here in Tallahassee. Sponsored by APA-FL, and hosted by the local Capital Area Section; see the website for registration and CM information: http://www.floridaplanning.org/event/public-policy-workshop-tiny-houses-more-mobile-tour/
February 23, What is Incremental Development? An afternoon with John Anderson: Join the Capital Area Section for an afternoon with R John Anderson, founding member of the Incremental Development Alliance, to learn about the movement that is championing small developers who invest in projects celebrating local character and enriching existing communities; 2 CM Credits pending; Register with Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/r-john-anderson-incremental-development-alliance-tickets-42220585909
- January Section Happenings January 16, 2018
Happy New Year Capital Area Section! Planning Happenings in and around our area!
Jan. 24, from 6 – 8 pm: Why We Love Where We Live, sponsored by Leon County Citizens Engagement Series at The Gatherings in Tallahassee. 1.5 CM Credits. Register here.
Jan. 25, from 7 – 9 pm: Saving Our Cities in the Trump Era, sponsored by Florida State University at the William Johnston Building, Room 2004. 1.5 CM Credits. No registration necessary
Jan. 30 at noon: Tentative Capital Area Section Executive Committee Lunchtime Meeting. TBD. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.