Physical Activity 3:00 pm
Physical Activity @ webinar
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association (APHA). The project represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well[...]
1000 Friends of Florida Webinar: 2017 Florida Legislative Update 12:00 pm
1000 Friends of Florida Webinar: 2017 Florida Legislative Update
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With the 2017 Florida Legislative Session convening on March 7, 1000 Friends President Ryan Smart, Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, and others will provide an[...]
Please join the American Planning Association (APA) and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) for a discussion healthy planning. Chris Danley, President of NPAS and planner with Alta Planning + Design, will discuss his experiences working at the intersection of planning and public health.
This session will include an overview of the Healthy Communities Collaborative at APA as well as an introduction to NPAS before diving into a case study from Chris’ portfolio.
Culture, tradition, sustainability and many aspects of contemporary quality of life are intertwined in uplifting old, shaping new, and bringing increased resilience to inclusive public spaces. An integration of approaches to inclusive public spaces is required as social, environmental, spatial and economic dimensions of equity are entangled. A driving force in global development, increased urbanization targets many cities for continued rapid growth, challenging the need to secure inclusive public space. The UN Sustainability Design Guidelines relate to this reality. With the burgeoning growth of population, it is critical to: recognize and broadly articulate the values of public space for quality of urban living; encourage local advocacy for public space quality, quantity, care and use; safeguard and improve existing urban public space; integrate green best practices; and plan for and create new open spaces, particularly in low-income areas. The application of good governance recognizes and acts on the linkage between public spaces and sustainable development, respects the legacy of public spaces, seeks to improve existing space, adds new vibrant public spaces and benchmarks local public space quantity, quality, distribution and access, so that inclusive public space is available to all. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, focused on ‘inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities’ (United Nations, 2015), provides a core target for inclusive public spaces and many other aspects of human settlements. Urban public spaces address all three pillars of sustainability: economy, environment and society.
Steve Whitman and Chris Parker will explore the many problems facing communities of all sizes, and the underlying issue of ecosystem services. They will explore how thinking holistically and using a systems perspective can provide a new way forward for communities. While planning documents may take a systems perspective, land use regulations seldom do. This integrated approach provides for the regeneration of lost ecosystem services, and the resulting projects will help your community become more adaptive and resilient over time. Case study examples will be shared to highlight how to apply this approach, and to serve as a call to action so more planners become part of this collaborative effort.
The Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association invites you to attend the Annual Awards Reception to celebrate excellence in planning in the Tampa Bay region.
4:00 PM – 5:30 Ethics Session (1.5 CM) courtesy of Mary Kay Peck, FAICP and Lorraine Duffy-Suarez, AICP
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Awards Reception (Awards ceremony will begin at approximately 6:00 PM)
Entertainment and musical atmostphere courtesy of our very own Ray Chiaramonte, FAICP.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
As a thank you to our amazing members for all your hard work hosting and supporting the APA Florida Annual Conference we are offering tickets to the 2017 Section Awards Reception at a discounted rate.
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The time has come to celebrate the accomplishments of our Section!
The three nominee categories are as follows:
Distinguished Service – This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the planning profession over the course of their career. This includes but is not limited to community leaders, veteran planners or other professionals, elected officials, and citizen advocates.
Planner of the Year – This award acknowledges a local planner who has made a significant contribution to the profession this past year (2016). The individual must be a member of APA to be eligible for this award.
Award of Excellence – This award recognizes an organization, initiative, planning process or project which is unique within the Sun Coast Section. Successful nominations will describe the application of a truly unique planning process or approach (or be able to demonstrate a result) which was revolutionary rather than evolutionary. Applicants should also describe how it’s on the cutting edge, how it betters our communities, and demonstrates excellence in its accomplishments. To be eligible a process, initiative or project must have been completed within the last 3 years, or an organization active within the last 3 years.
- Award of Excellence: Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board
- Planner of the Year: Catherine Hartley, AICP, CNU-a
- Distinguished Service Award: Bob Bray
- **See 2016 awards.**
- Award of Excellence – Urbanism on Tap
- Planner of the Year – Karen Kress, AICP, LCI
- Distinguished Service – Mark Sharpe
- Distinguished Plan: InVision Tampa
- Distinguished Project: Nathan Benderson Park
- Planning Advocacy: The Green Artery
- Planning Advocacy: Laurel Park Overlay District, Sarasota
- Planner of the Year: Stephen L. Benson, AICP, CNU-a
- Distinguished Service: Robin R. Jones
- Distinguished Project: Pinellas County Transit Alternatives Analysis
- Planning Advocate of the Year: Jim Shirk, P.E.
- Distinguished Service: Michael Taylor, AICP
- Distinguished Plan: Walk/Bike Plan, City of Tampa
- Distinguished Service: Joe Bell, AICP
- Distinguished Project: Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank
- Planner of the Year: Richard Gehring, AICP
- Distinguished Service: David Healey, AICP
- Distinguished Project: Skycrest Roundabout Corridor, City of Clearwater
- Distinguished Plan: TBARTA Regional Transportation Master Plan
- Planner of the Year: Mark Bentley, Esq., AICP
- Distinguished Service: Robert B. Hunter, FAICP
FBC 201: Placemaking With Form-Based Codes in Clearwater, Florida
Wednesday and Thursday, April 12-13, 2017
Pinellas County Planning Department
310 Court St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
Approval pending for 16 AICP CM, CNU-A
This two-day course provides an in-depth understanding of how to guide good urban form through a regulatory framework. Participants learn to create form-based codes by drawing upon an area’s best features to conceptualize the urban elements that shape public space and community character. Instructors delve into the basics of urban form, combining lecture and case studies with “hands-on” participatory exercises in the essential tasks of coding.
The course uses presentations and interactive discussions to enhance participants’ knowledge of urban design at the scale of the building and building types, the street and street types, the block and the neighborhood. Participants work together to apply theory and practice as they create a vision and regulatory elements of plan for an illustrative area. Instructors and panelists discuss unexpected design challenges, and explore design possibilities for greenfield sites, redevelopment areas, already built-out communities and regional plans.
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NOTE: The one-day class: ABCs of Form-Based Codes — or FBC 101 on-line — is prerequisite for this class.