Final Seven50 Summit Recap: ‘A Time to Lead’ February 5, 2014
The theme of the summit, beyond presenting the Seven50 Plan, was to explore ways to transition from planning to implementation and to determine regional initiatives and organize coalitions for the future. The summit achieved these goals by delivering an interactive experience through engaging presentations, expert-panel discussions, videos, and interactive audience polling.
The morning began with opening ...
Seven50 SE Florida Prosperity Plan – Report November 26, 2013 Seven50 engaged a host of leading experts and thousands of citizens across the seven-county region of Southeast Florida to create a dynamic plan to guide decision-making as our region grows and evolves.
Anthony Westbury: Break out the tin-foil helmets, the socialists are coming September 16, 2013 To view original article click here.
September 9, 2013
Long before I worked for a newspaper, I was a city planner.
That was in the 1970s, when Britain went through an economic bad patch. There was little development and even less money in local government. It wasn’t the greatest time to be a planner.
Most of the plans I ...
Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin August 22, 2013 President Gaetz formed the Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin (IRLLOB) to investigate policies, spending, and any other governmental activities affecting water management in the Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin.
Commentary: Broward, Miami-Dade are Palm Beach County’s July 2, 2013 Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties have more in common than just celebrating the Heat’s recent championship. At the urging of Mayor Kristin Jacobs of Broward County, Mayor Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County and I recently formed an alliance with her through a compact approved by each county’s commission. Together, the three counties have over ...
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Letter April 9, 2013 We write to commend you on the formation of the Bicameral Task Force and for reaching out so broadly in search of solutions to meaningfully address global climate change. We write under the same cover, and on behalf of our region.
The Wave streetcar system right on track for downtown Fort Lauderdale March 18, 2013 In a few years, downtown drivers should be able to park their cars and ride the rails instead. Broward County on Tuesday gave final approval to run “The Wave,” a $142 million electric streetcar system that initially will travel a small loop around the urban core.
EPA: Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities February 7, 2013 Many communities around the country are asking for tools to help them achieve their desired development goals, improve quality of life, and become more economically and environmentally sustainable. In response to this demand, EPA developed the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.
A more accessible, affordable Miami December 26, 2012 I have the good fortune to serve as a member of the Beacon Council’s New Leaders Task Force. The group consists of a few dozen burgeoning community and business leaders tasked with trying to stem the local “brain drain” of young professionals that seek higher paying positions elsewhere.
The Miami Herald: We are all Floridians September 13, 2012 As we plow through the conventions and media blitz that leads to the presidential election, I can’t help but marvel at the uniformity of the messaging intended to “Win Florida.”
Table Maps Summit September 12, 2012 On these table maps summit participants were asked to list one BIG IDEA for each of the seven counties as well as to write their goals and aspirations for the region.
Seven50 Word Cloud September 12, 2012 One Word Cloud: Participants were asked to list one word that comes to mind about Southeast Florida now and in the future. A word cloud was created in which the size of the word correlates to the number of times the word was listed.
Free transportation provided by Tri-Rail for Opening Summit June 19, 2012 Leave traffic and gas price woes behind you. Transportation to Seven50’s Opening Summit on June 27 is free.
Complimentary transportation to the Summit is being provided by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority via Tri-Rail.
On June 27, the northernmost cars of the P619 train (http://www.tri-rail.com/rider_info/stm_wday.asp) traveling south from Mangonia Park and the P616 train traveling north (http://www.tri-rail.com/rider_info/ntm_wday.asp) from ...
SE Florida Demographic Trends May 26, 2012 Population dynamics in all of Southeast Florida (the seven counties from Monroe in the south to Indian River in the north) are driven by:
economic growth, mobility, changes in composition and migration and increasing spatial integration.
Regional Vision & Blueprint by Dover Kohl May 26, 2012 Florida will grow at twice the rate as the United States as a whole and will represent 9.5% of future national population growth and 8.0% of future national employment growth. Southeast Florida will represent 31.5% of future statewide population growth and 31.7% of future statewide employment growth.