APA Florida is once again hosting the Public Policy Workshop in Tallahassee on Feb. 7. This one-day workshop is the place to learn what pertinent policy changes may impact the planning community- from the national, state and legal areas.
The chapter and the Capital Area Section are also hosting a mobile workshop to help broaden your experience as you travel to Florida’s Capital City. This tour will be held on the afternoon of Feb. 6, so if you are traveling early for the Public Policy Workshop, consider attending this as well.
(You don’t have to attend to the Public Policy Workshop to go on the tour.)
16th ANNUAL PUBLIC POLICY WORKSHOP
Feb. 7, 2018
8a – 4:30p
University Center Club, Tallahassee
- To plan for the future (economic outlook, road context classification)
- To implement changing programs (community redevelopment, medical marijuana) …
- To understand the implications (constitutional revisions, elections, court rulings) …
Let’s ponder some of these big questions facing Florida. The impacts of these issues and more will be covered at the 2018 APA Florida Public Policy Workshop.
Don’t wait – registration ends on Jan. 31!
This one-day workshop is the place to learn what pertinent policy changes may impact the planning community – from the national, state and legal arenas. The workshop will empower you with valuable insights about some of the major policy decisions occurring at the state level.
This year’s agenda will arm you with information as you:
- get a comprehensive picture of Florida’s economic outlook
- learn what political and policy changes are brewing as elections draw closer
- follow the debate regarding the role and future of CRAs
- understand what constitutional revisions may emerge from the work of the Constitutional Revision Commission
- understand the latest related to medical marijuana implementation and impacts it may have for local governments
- comprehend FDOT’s new context classification process and what it means for your community
- assimilate the implications of recent court rulings
- gain insight on upcoming legislative proposals from legislative insiders
It is a jam-packed day with an unparalleled slate of knowledgeable speakers. Registration closes on Jan. 31. Don’t delay – join your fellow planners from around Florida and stay informed! (7.0 AICP CM credits, including AICP Law credits, are being sought.)
Join us at an informal reception to be held the night before from 5:30 – 7p.
AGENDA: Click here for the preliminary agenda.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register online or click here to download the registration form. Registration ends Jan. 31 and is limited to 150 people. Students are free.
SPONSORSHIP: Please consider sponsoring this popular event. Free registration is included. Click here for details.
HOTEL ROOMS: A small block of rooms has been reserved as “APA Florida” at the Comfort Suites, 1026 Apalachee Parkway. The room rate is $124/night (with free parking). The room block is open for reservations through Jan. 16 or until it is full, whichever comes first. To book a room call (850) 224-3200.
AICP CM CREDITS: The workshop will be submitted for 7.0 hours of AICP CM credit, including the AICP Law credit.
MOBILE TOUR: Tiny Houses & More
Feb. 6, 2018
1:30 – 4:30p
This year’s mobile tour will focus on two new and innovative housing developments in the Capital City.
Tallahassee is one of the first cities in Florida to create a tiny home community targeting affordability and second chances. The Dwellings is revolutionary community that uses the tiny home model to make homelessness, rare, brief, and non-recurring. It is being built by a non-profit, CESC, which wants to develop a comprehensive approach to the causes of homelessness and work to provide growth and stability for its clients.
Sizes of dwellings offered range in small, medium and large options (220 sq. ft. to 410 sq. ft.) with rents from $550 to $850 a month. There are 130 homes slated for the community spread over 30 acres. Upon completion, the grounds will contain: community gardens, a greenhouse, training/educational facilities, case management, community kitchen and gathering spaces, and laundry services.
Braemore Park is an infill development in Tallahassee’s bustling Midtown section. This Southern crafted, linear-park community will consist of 28 Low Country style homes featuring large front porches that overlook the private park and neighborhood garden house.
The project embodies the quaint Southern charm that Tallahassee is rooted in. It is situated off Thomasville Road in a highly desirable location adjacent to historical Tallahassee Nurseries. The thoughtful layout of the community is designed to promote a sense of community and low maintenance living.
Each of these two developments is very unique, providing a housing model that we have not seen in our community. These projects have the potential to set the stage for other development in Tallahassee and be used as models throughout the state. This tour will provide insight on what it takes to get these types of project through the site-planning process and built.
While most of the tour is by coach, there is some walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
Please contact the chapter office at 850-201-3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about either of these events.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Never been to a Public Policy Workshop and curious to see what’s it’s all about? Check out presentations from past events: