E-News & Notes: A Monthly Bulletin from APA Florida | September 2016
Federal & State News
What Will Florida Look Like in 2070?
Florida’s population is projected to grow to approximately 33.7 million residents by 2070, 14.9 million more people than in 2010. The map series uses geographic information systems (GIS) to compare actual 2010 land use patterns with two 2070 scenarios. Florida 2070 includes a series of statewide and regional maps for each of the following: Baseline 2010 – 2010 actual development distribution based on US Census and 2010 Florida Property Appraiser data Trend 2070 –2070 development distribution if current development patterns continue to accommodate BEBR’s projected population increase of 14.9 million people Alternative 2070 – 2070 development distribution showing a land use pattern that still accommodates the 2070 projected population with a more compact pattern of development and increased protected lands Download the report here.
Florida County Nabs DOT Complete Streets Award Miami-Dade was one of 14 communities to win the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayors' Challenge award. Secretary Foxx challenged community leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety by joining the Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets effort. See all the winners here.
Census Bureau Creates Database for Cities The U.S. Census Bureau's Opportunity Project will put data and tools in the hands of civic leaders, community organizations, and families to help them navigate information about critical resources such as access to jobs, housing, transportation, schools, and other neighborhood amenities. Check it out here.
VOTING BEGINS OCT. 10 Finalists announced on Oct. 3. People's Choice voting runs from Oct. 10-21.
Issue of the Month: Housing
Housing & Healthy Families This brief by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines the many ways in which housing can influence health and discusses promising strategies to improve America’s health by ensuring that all Americans have healthier homes. Download the report.
Housing America's Seniors America’s older population is in the midst of unprecedented growth. With the aging of the large baby-boom generation and increased longevity, the 50-and-over population is projected to increase about 20 percent by 2030, to 132 million, according the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. In just 15 years, one in five people will be at least aged 65. Ensuring that these older adults have the housing they need to enjoy high quality, independent, and financially secure lives has thus taken on new urgency for the nation as a whole. Read more here.
The White House Releases Housing Development Toolkit On Sept. 25, the White House released a toolkit that highlights actions states and local jurisdictions have taken to promote healthy, responsive, affordable, highopportunity housing markets, including: Establishing by-right development Taxing vacant land or donate it to non-profit developers Streamlining or shortening permitting processes and timelines Eliminate off-street parking reqs Allowing accessory dwelling units Establishing density bonuses Download the toolkit here. Resources & News APA Policy Guide: Housing APA Florida - Livable Florida Resource Center: Housing MIT Case Study: Tiny House Villages for the Homeless High-Tech Millennial Lifestyle Inspires Micro Apartment Boom Obama Takes On Zoning Laws to Address Housing Shortage Curbing the Loss of Affordable Rental Housing in Florida
JobMart — Latest Job Postings PLANNING MANAGER (City of Largo) ZONING OFFICER (City of Coconut Creek) PLANNER (Monroe County, Key West) SENIOR PLANNER (Monroe County, Key West) PLANNER II (City of Kissimmee) PLANNING DIRECTOR (Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, Quincy) ASSOCIATE PLANNER (Tamarac) TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (Town of Miami Lakes) SENIOR PLANNER (Miami Lakes) PLANNER II (Osceola County BOCC, Kissimmee) PLANNER III (Osceola County BOCC, Kissimmee) PLANNER (Lee County, Fort Myers) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (City of Groveland) PLANNING TECHNICIAN (City of DeBary) CITY PLANNER II (City of Jacksonville) We encourage you to visit APA Florida's JobMart website for salaries, descriptions, minimum requirements and application deadlines. You can also check the chapter LinkedIn page daily for postings. Also, don't forget about APA Florida's resume posting feature here.
APA Florida/APA/AICP News & Info
APA Florida Annual Conference Housekeeping Thank you to this year's 790 attendees for another great conference. Watch Ron Sim's passionate keynote address. The AICP CM reporting issue has been resolved. Please let us know if you encounter a reporting issue. Florida Bar Certification of Accreditation for CLEs here. Please respond to the postconference survey emailed to you. Download session presentations. Check out the Facebook photo album.
37 Great Places of Florida Nominations Submitted! Competition will be tough in this recordbreaking year as there are 37 nominees to be the crowned the next Great Place of Florida! Finalists will be announced on Oct. 3 then People's Choice voting will run from Oct. 10-21.
2016 APA Florida Election Results Congratulations to the newly elected officers! President Elect: Laura Everitt, AICP, Esq., LEED AP Treasurer: Tony LaColla, AICP Secretary: Kim Glas-Castro, AICP, LEED AP Vice Presidents Membership Services: Marcie Stenmark, AICP Section Affairs: Doug Kelly, AICP, CEW Professional Development: Henry Bittaker, AICP Certification Maintenance: Allara Mills Gutcher, AICP Communications: Michelle Heinrich, AICP Conference Services: Wiatt Bowers, AICP Learn more about the 2017-2019 Executive Committee in the Fall issue of Florida Planning.
Member Input Sought for Upcoming Board Retreat The newly elected APA Florida Executive Committee will be meeting in early November for a two-day retreat and board meeting. your input is vital to their discussions, so watch your inbox for a membership satisfaction survey and respond by Oct. 24. Thank you for helping us better serve you!
Share Your Travel Insights Did you take a trip recently where you noticed something unique about the city/town/village from a planner's perspective? We'd love to hear about it for the upcoming issue of Florida Planning. Email a photo and 1-2 paragraphs about it to [email protected]
by Oct. 7.
RFPs/RFQs, Grants, etc. RFQs/RFPs are listed in this newsletter and posted to APA Florida's website at no charge. APA Florida does this as a service to its members. Please take advantage of it. Email a one paragraph summary to the Chapter Office at [email protected]
for posting. Include deadline and web link.
RFPs/RFQs: Development Project: The City of Lakeland is redeveloping all, or part of, the property known as the North Lake Mirror Redevelopment Site, located at 301 North Iowa Avenue in Downtown Lakeland. The property is generally bounded by North Iowa Avenue on the west, Bartow Road on the north and east, and Bay Street on the south. It is divided by both roads and alleys, which may be vacated as part of this project. Information here. Deadline: Oct. 11. Historical Preservation. The National Park Service's Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant Program provides seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation, and interpretation of battlefield land or historic sites associated with battlefields. Information here. Deadline: Jan. 17, 2017
Grants: Water Quality Restoration: Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Nonpoint Source Management Program is funding for the implementation of best management practices designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from urban storm water discharges. Information here. Deadline: Nov. 1.
Calendar Oct. 1: APA Florida Gold Coast Section will host their monthly Executive board meeting. Miami. Oct. 1: APA Florida San Felasco Section Executive Committee will host an event: Tour of the Villages. CMs pending. Oct. 6: APA Florida First Coast Section will host a Adaptive Brewhouse tour. Jacksonville. CMs pending. Oct. 13: The US Federal Highway Administration will host a webinar: Regional Models of Cooperation. Oct. 18 – 20: APA Florida Promised Lands Section will co-host an event: Roundabout Design Workshops. Fort Myers. Oct. 19: APA Florida Emerald Coast Section will host a free workshop: Emerald Coast Planning Officials Training. Freeport. Oct. 21: APA Florida Emerald Coast Section will host a free workshop: Emerald Coast Planning Officials Training. Pensacola. Oct. 27: The APA Florida Promised Lands Section will co-host an event: 6th Annual Southwest Florida GIS Symposium. Fort Myers. CMs available. Dec. 12-13: Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council will host a conference:
Resilience & Adaptation Planning in the Estero Bay Region. Fort Myers. 22 CMs available.
News Clips Adam Putnam Offers Candid Critique of Florida's Future at Florida Chamber Forum Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald (Sept. 28) U.S. DOT Lays Out Role for States in Regulating Self-Driving Cars Ben Miller, GovTech (Sept. 20) Final Burst of Talks Results in Consensus on Draft New Urban Agenda Gregg Scruggs, Citiscope (Sept. 11) States May Downshift Regulations for Driverless Cars Daniel Vock, Governing (Sept. 27) Will Pedestrians Be Able to Tell What a Driverless Car Is About to Do? Adrienne Lafrance,The Atlantic (Aug 30 ) What Kind of Commute Makes People Happy? Michael Lewyn,Planetizen (Sept. 7) A Skyscraper Made of Bones: How Biomimicry Could Shape the Cities of the Future Linda Poon, CityLab (Sept. 6) Why Are U.S. Mayors Missing Habitat III, Arguably the World’s Most Important Meeting for Urbanism? Carey Biron & Neal Pierce, Governing Magazine (September 2016) What Atlanta Might Gain From a Stadium It Doesn't Need Mark Byrnes, CityLab (Sept. 9)
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