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 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.
- 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 addresses sea level rise issues in South Florida.
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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 ...
- 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.
- 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.
- Although the local news business is transforming with dazzling speed, one constant that remains is our commitment to coverage of our waterways.
- 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.
- 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 ...
- 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.
- The long-awaited plans for commuter rail along the Florida East Coast Railwayappear to be gaining some traction after being stalled by the recession.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- South Florida Congressmen Alcee Hastings and Mario Diaz-Balart are prodding Congress to approve the next wave of Everglades restoration work.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 “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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Everglades National Park hopes to alter the tide of climate change and, perhaps, the future of park planning.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In 2000, the Miami Herald printed the Citystates Project Report for Southeast Florida drafted by the Collins Center for Public Policy.
- 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.
- The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (SFERTF) presents Fly Over, The Florida Everglades.
- Plans are already in motion to bring train service from the downtowns of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach andMiami to Orlando in 2014.
- Florida’s 2011 Community Planning Act implements sweeping changes to Florida’s state growth management framework.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- The Chance to Bring All the Different and Sometimes Uncoordinated Pieces of the Transportation Puzzle Together.
- 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.
- Presentation covers current realities, global trends and opportunities and challenges for Southeast Florida.