Monday, January 28, 2013

Dover-Kohl Comprehensive Plan and Regional Plan Projects Featured in National Charrette Institute (NCI) Webinar

Innovative Public Involvement Techniques for Comprehensive and Regional Planning: Lessons from Every Scale features Jason King, DKP; Frank Saxton, formerly of the Northshore Community Foundation; Carlos Gallinar, City of El Paso; and Marcela Camblor, Seven50 Project Director. The live webinar will be presented on January 30, 2:30 PM EST.

The session will compare and contrast the stories of three very different sized projects: The Comprehensive Plan for Hammond, Louisiana (pop. 20,000); Plan El Paso the Comprehensive Plan for El Paso, Texas (pop. 800,000); and Seven50, the Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan funded by the US Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (seven counties, pop. 6 million). Hear how online participation, in-person meetings, local charrettes and regional summits were combined in different ways for maximum public participation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seven50 Summit, "A Look Ahead: Trends and Opportunities"

There's still time to sign up for the Seven50 Summit this Thursday, January 24 in Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. Co-hosted by Victor Dover, this Second Summit will focus on looking ahead. Speakers will include AndrĂ©s Duany of DPZ, as well as political and cultural leaders from Southeast Florida’s seven counties who will discuss a broad variety of key topics facing the region in the century ahead, including adapting to climate change, improving higher education, creating a balanced transportation system, and staying economically competitive in a changing global market.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

CNU-Florida 2013 Statewide Meeting

The CNU-Florida Statewide Meeting is being held this year in conjunction with the Second Seven50 Summit, January 24-25 in Miami, FL. New Urbanists are offered a unique opportunity to attend both events in one trip. Start by attending the Seven50 Summit in downtown Miami on Thursday, January 24, and then ride the Metrorail to the University of Miami to reconvene and continue the conversation at the CNU-Florida statewide meeting. A "Lightning Round" will kick off the statewide meeting Thursday evening, where participants from across the state will share ideas in short, fun, fast-paced presentations. Sessions continue Friday, January 25, covering topics from regional planning efforts to local implementation strategies.