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APA Florida and APA Florida partner events and happenings

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2017 CNU Florida Summit 10:00 am
2017 CNU Florida Summit @ The Cuban Club
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm
2017 CNU Florida Summit @ The Cuban Club | Tampa | Florida | United States
Getting Stuff Done – Delivering New Urbanism The focus of this year’s Summit is built around plans, programs, and strategies that have resulted in positive change – from small scale[...]
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Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity 8:30 am
Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity @ Wells Fargo Historic Community Learning Center
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity @ Wells Fargo Historic Community Learning Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Non-APA members: $10 APA members: complimentary 2.0 CMs Urbancore Redevelopment Series Springfield: Opportunities for Equity Moderator: Brian Teeple, AICP Brian Teeple has served in the capacity of chief executive officer for the[...]
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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[...]
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Drone Technology: Implications on Policymaking and Design of the Built Environment 12:30 pm
Drone Technology: Implications on Policymaking and Design of the Built Environment @ Webinar
Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The educational objective of this course is to discuss the implications of emerging drone technology on city and town planning. Featuring specialists in the fields of law, urban design, and[...]
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Planning Law and Health Session 1: Comprehensive Planning 2:30 pm
Planning Law and Health Session 1: Comprehensive Planning @ Webinar
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This webinar, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the American Planning Association, and hosted by APA’s Planning & Law Division, will explore the connection between health and[...]
Legal Decision Making for Planning Commissioners 4:00 pm
Legal Decision Making for Planning Commissioners @ Webinar
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Legal, defensible decision making is central to commission meetings. Legal experts discuss findings of fact, making the record, and the legal context for planning. Learn when to consult a municipal[...]
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A Dozen Tools for Accelerating Local Sustainability Leadership 1:00 pm
A Dozen Tools for Accelerating Local Sustainability Leadership @ Webinar
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities, where built environment decisions endure for decades, impacting social and economic prospects for generations. In response, a new class of[...]
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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[...]
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POST-DISASTER TEMPORARY HOUSING: URBAN PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS 2:00 pm
POST-DISASTER TEMPORARY HOUSING: URBAN PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS @ Webinar
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After large-scale disasters, the mission of temporary housing is critical. Much has changed since Katrina — one of the largest temporary housing operations in modern history: the technology to construct temporary[...]
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Taxation: Zoning & Licensing for Short-term Residential Rentals 6:05 pm
Taxation: Zoning & Licensing for Short-term Residential Rentals @ Webinar
Mar 24 @ 6:05 pm – 7:05 pm
In 2015, with the Pope and tons of visitors heading to town, Philadelphia became the largest city in North America to legalize short-term residential rentals (such as ones listed on[...]
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Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho 3:00 pm
Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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 +[...]
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Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda 1:00 pm
Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda @ Webinar
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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[...]
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Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

CM| 1.0

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Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda @ Webinar
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

1.5 CM

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The Comprehensive Planner: taking a systems perspective @ Webinar
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

1.5 CM

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Sun Coast 2017 Annual Awards Reception @ Franklin Manor
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

CURRENTLY SEEKING SPONSORS. Please e-mail suncoastfapa@gmail.com if you or your firm are interested in sponsoring.

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.

Past Winners:

2016:

  • Award of Excellence: Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board
  • Planner of the Year: Catherine Hartley, AICP, CNU-a
  • Distinguished Service Award: Bob Bray

2015

  • **See 2016 awards.**
2014
  • Award of Excellence – Urbanism on Tap
  • Planner of the Year – Karen Kress, AICP, LCI
  • Distinguished Service – Mark Sharpe
 2013
  • 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
2012
  • Distinguished Project: Pinellas County Transit Alternatives Analysis
  • Planning Advocate of the Year: Jim Shirk, P.E.
  • Distinguished Service: Michael Taylor, AICP
2011
  • Distinguished Plan: Walk/Bike Plan, City of Tampa
  • Distinguished Service: Joe Bell, AICP
2010
  • Distinguished Project: Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank
  • Planner of the Year: Richard Gehring, AICP
  • Distinguished Service: David Healey, AICP
2009
  • 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
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FBC 201: Placemaking with Form-Based Codes @ Pinellas County Planning Department
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

FBC 201: Placemaking with Form-Based Codes in Clearwater, Florida

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
United States

Map and Directions

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.

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