Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dover-Kohl presents at APA Conference

Victor Dover presented at two sessions this week at APA's 2013 Conference in Chicago, IL. The session "SmartCodes" with Transect Codes Council members Emily Talen and Paul Crabtree filled the session space. Dover-Kohl's form-based coding work in Downtown Kendall, Montgomery, and El Paso were highlighted during the session.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seven50 Workgroup Workshop Engages Region

On April 10 over one hundred people attended a hands-on workshop to create the Seven50 Regional Prosperity Plan and many more attended online. Workgroups met in four locations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce and began drafting the seven-county, fifty-plus year plan for Southeast Florida. Work on the plan will continue and be presented at the next regional summit June 19 – 21. The third regional summit in June will provide another opportunity for work groups and the general public to weigh in on the future of the region.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Jean Lafitte Plan Unanimously Adopted

The Jean Lafitte Tomorrow Town Resilience Plan was adopted unanimously by the Jean Lafitte town council Wednesday. Mayor Kerner noted that the plan has already played a key role in getting Jean Lafitte's levee proposal added to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's 2012 Coastal Master Plan. Additionally, the plan has helped secure funding for a Nature Center and has informed the design of Rosethorn Park and a new vacation cabin neighborhood on the California Co Canal which is now under construction. The plan furthers the discussion in the town (and in the state) on "water in place" water management strategies and use of more multi-modal approaches when investing in transportation.