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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[...]
Policy Pub: Does Public Health Policy Value Women and Children Enough? 5:30 pm
Policy Pub: Does Public Health Policy Value Women and Children Enough? @ Backwoods Bistro
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Assistant Professor of Sociology Miranda Waggoner discusses how public health policy that addresses pressing population health problems often overlooks the particular needs of women and children and can lead to[...]
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[...]
WTS Lunch and Learn Seminar 11:30 am
WTS Lunch and Learn Seminar @ FDOT Burns Building Auditorium
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!    The Florida Capital Area Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) is happy to announce that April Blackburn, Chief of Transportation Technology, Florida Department of Transportation, will[...]
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

CityWorks (X)po Florida @ 225 Avenue B Northwest
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

CityWorks(X)po is a place-making summit, idea exchange and festival-style conference coming to Winter Haven Florida April 6 & 7, 2017. With generous enthusiasm and support from CityWorks(X)po founder Ed Walker, Main Street Winter Haven, Inc. is partnering with the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, City of Winter Haven, Winter Haven Economic Development Council and Visit Central Florida to bring you this exciting event.

Attendees will represent communities of all sizes from across the State. (X)po seeks to enhance connectivity within and between cities and to explore exponential impact across seven major themes: Capital & Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Good Government, Arts, Design & Music, Knowledge & New Media, Outdoors & Recreation, Public Health & Social Justice and Food & Drink. The (X)po’s speakers, panelists and participants will include innovative leaders from each of these spheres.

By night the conference continues with networking opportunities at high energy (X)citing events. Wednesday night welcome to (X)po, Thursday April 6th 5:30 – 8:30 (X)po goers check your goodie bag, that beer tasting glass is your pass to Main Street Winter Haven’s Downtown Craft Beer Crawl. Friday night join us at Gram Parsons Derry Down for live music presented by Walter Parks and Swamp Cabbage,  plenty of food and drink!

All included with your pass.

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

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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.

Click the tabs above to see lodging options, agenda and instructors.

NOTE:  The one-day class: ABCs of Form-Based Codes — or FBC 101 on-line — is prerequisite for this class.

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