- Gardens debate: Will ‘Seven50’ effort smarten urban growth or cut local control? April 8, 2014 Seven50 is billed by regional planners as an initiative to help seven Southeast Florida counties work from a common baseline of knowledge and values in girding for climate change and population growth of the next 50 years.
- New Initiative Represents one of the First Outcomes of the Newly Released Seven50 Plan for Southeast Florida’s Prosperity April 1, 2014 South Florida and International Leaders Gather Wednesday to Sign International Agreement to Support Region’s Marine Industry and Maximize Economic Opportunities.
- 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.
- Realtors® Report Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities November 5, 2013 Choosing a community is one of the most important factors for consumers as they consider buying home, and research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes.
- CNN: Miami’s rising water problem September 27, 2013 CNN addresses sea level rise issues in South Florida.
- 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.
- Faced with threats from climate change, four Florida counties work together to reduce risks August 1, 2013 For years flat, groomed beaches were the ideal on Florida’s southeast coast. But with a growing appreciation for the risks posed by rising sea levels and increasingly intense weather events, dunes are making a comeback and residents along the coast are warming to stretches of mangroves and other natural protection.
- Covering Our Indian River Lagoon Is Our Commitment, Our Responsibility August 1, 2013 Although the local news business is transforming with dazzling speed, one constant that remains is our commitment to coverage of our waterways.
- Regional partnership gets counties working toward prosperity July 19, 2013 The goal of Seven/50, the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership’s prosperity plan, is to get everyone in the region working together to accomplish goals of interest, including a recession-proof economy.
- 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 ...
- Where Americans Want To Live: New ULI Report, America In 2013, Explores Housing, Transportation, Community Preferences Survey Suggests Strong Demand for Compact Development May 20, 2013 A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S. – in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos – will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service.
- South Florida Business Journal: Train-related mass transit through major cities makes progress May 2, 2013 The long-awaited plans for commuter rail along the Florida East Coast Railwayappear to be gaining some traction after being stalled by the recession.
- Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government: Top 25 Innovations in Government Announced May 1, 2013 The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government,Harvard University announced the Top 25 programs in this year’sInnovations in American Government Award competition, including HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.
- WLRN: Al Gore: How Six Trends Will Impact Florida, The World April 24, 2013 In his new book, The Future: Six Drivers Of Global Change, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore lays out six drivers of global change. He spoke with WLRN’s Phil Latzman about the impact of these trends on Florida.
- Sun Sentinel: South Florida assessing impact of climate change on roads, bridges, railroads, airports April 23, 2013 In late October, Hurricane Sandy washed out a portion of State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale. And in Miami Beach, seasonal high tides regularly deluge Alton Road.
- 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 Palm Beach Post: Palm Beach County particularly vulnerable to rising seas March 30, 2013 Just a short drive from the lights of Bourbon Street, a chunk of the southern Louisiana coast equal to the 100-yard football field at the nearby Superdome is washing into the Gulf of Mexico.
- 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.
- How does Miami-Dade County metro transit compare to major cities around the world? March 8, 2013
- Bill filed to OK next phase of Everglades restoration March 4, 2013 South Florida Congressmen Alcee Hastings and Mario Diaz-Balart are prodding Congress to approve the next wave of Everglades restoration work.
- Prepared Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National Association of Regional Councils Conference February 16, 2013 Thank you, David, for that kind introduction and your leadership. It’s a pleasure to be back at NARC and to see so many members and leadership officials of regional planning organizations from around the country.
- South Florida delegations urged to recognize reality of sea level rise February 15, 2013 Legislators from South Florida counties are being urged to help their communities combat sea level rise by supporting funding for alternative water supplies, beach and Everglades restoration and renewable energy.
- 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.
- Traffic woes: South Florida roads among most congested in U.S. February 6, 2013 The 2012 Urban Mobility Report ranks the South Florida region that includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as 11th place of the 15 urban areas with the worst congestion.
- Orlando-to-Miami train could generate $145M in fares annually December 28, 2012 If the All Aboard Florida train becomes a reality, the system linking Orlando International Airport with Miami would generate $145 million in fares annually by 2018, according to records filed by the company with the state.
- 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.
- National Parks Traveler: When Ordering The “Everglades Pizza,” You Might Want To Hold The Python December 13, 2012 The “Everglades Pizza” might be the rage in some parts of Florida, but before you sink your teeth into the pie with frog legs, gator meat, and ground python, check where the python came from, because the big snakes slithering through Everglades National Park are incredibly high in mercury.
- The Atlantic Cities: How HUD Took Bottom-Up Planning to a Whole New Level December 11, 2012 I have been majorly impressed by the community-building work of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development since its Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities was created almost three years ago.
- The Nature Conservancy Releases Keys Data on Web to Illustrate Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Effects November 20, 2012 Interested citizens can see the challenges posed by sea level rise and storm surge in the Florida Keys with the help of a cool computer tool released today by The Nature Conservancy.
- National Parks Conservation Association: Sea Change October 1, 2012 Everglades National Park hopes to alter the tide of climate change and, perhaps, the future of park planning.
- 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.
- University of Miami wins prestigious grant to bring benefits of research to communities September 12, 2012 A $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help UM bring the benefits of research to the communities that need it most.
- What makes a great city street? Consider these examples September 11, 2012 My friend Victor Dover has taught me more about the importance of streets to community, and the characteristics that can make them great, than I ever might have imagined.
- Citistates Project Report for Southeast Florida September 7, 2012 In 2000, the Miami Herald printed the Citystates Project Report for Southeast Florida drafted by the Collins Center for Public Policy.
- 1926 LA Times Article: Stakes Hid in Weeds, Florida “Cities” Abandoned August 28, 2012 The cycle of boom and bust has long been a part of Florida’s history. The following story of overzealous real estate speculation and subsequent crash of the market could have been written today.
- Video: Fly Over, The Florida Everglades August 21, 2012 The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (SFERTF) presents Fly Over, The Florida Everglades.
- Sun Sentinel: New Miami-Orlando train service could be boon to downtowns August 21, 2012 Plans are already in motion to bring train service from the downtowns of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach andMiami to Orlando in 2014.
- Planning Post 9J5 – Symposium August 20, 2012 Florida’s 2011 Community Planning Act implements sweeping changes to Florida’s state growth management framework.
- Reuters: Railway company to build passenger service from Miami to Orlando August 10, 2012 A Miami real estate and transportation company announced Wednesday that it plans to go ahead with a $1 billion project to build a privately run passenger train service between Miami and Orlando to begin operations by the end of 2014.
- Bloomberg: Fast-Rising Seas Demand New Flood Plans and Smart Zoning August 7, 2012 A new analysis of worldwide temperatures over the past 60 years has found more evidence that global warming is already upon us, and is responsible for extreme heat waves — such as the ones in Russia in 2010 and in Texas and Oklahoma last year.
- Opening Summit Agenda 6.27.12 June 19, 2012 Click here for print version: Seven50 Opening Summit 1 Agenda
- 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 ...
- Need Overnight Accommodations for the Seven50 Opening Summit June 27? June 19, 2012 Attending Seven50’s Opening Summit? To make your stay a bit easier, Seven50 has coordinated with the Residence Inn by Marriott in Delray Beach to block reserved rooms for the night of Tuesday, June 26th and June 27th.
- 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.
- Transportation Challenges and Opportunities in SE Florida May 26, 2012 The Chance to Bring All the Different and Sometimes Uncoordinated Pieces of the Transportation Puzzle Together.
- 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.
- Economic Development Briefing by Cambridge Systematics, Inc. May 26, 2012 Presentation covers current realities, global trends and opportunities and challenges for Southeast Florida.