IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR! #FPC21 Call for Presentations Is Open!
Playing on the concepts of exploration and diversity, this theme seeks to highlight the complex and multifaceted nature of our region and our state. South Florida’s many layers (ecological, developmental, jurisdictional, ethnic and cultural, etc.) offer an opportunity for exploration, lessons learned, and a glimpse of a future that integrates, preserves and celebrates the most essential and desirable qualities of people and place. Importantly, racial considerations which have been longstanding should be considered here, understanding the need for discussion on the future of equitable outcomes that goes hand in hand with the celebration of diversity. The “layers of the Medianoche” create the narrative of South Florida: stories of inspiration, innovation, imagination and exploration of the future city.
Florida's BRIGHTEST Amalbert, Chen, and Thompson Receive 2020 Minority Scholarships
APA Florida is elated to award scholarships this year to three remarkable, up-and-coming planners. Jady Chen, Kailon Thompson, and Karina Amalbert are the recipients of the 2020 APA Florida Minority Scholarships. The awards for each are as follows: Kailon received $2,000, Jady received $1,500, and Karina received $1,000 to apply toward education expenses.
Resources you can use! New Resources from FDOT & FDEP on Trail Safety
The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Environmental Protection combined efforts to create public-facing educational resources on trail safety to protect the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists who use Florida's trails daily.
APA Florida Members Share Watch: Alachua County Planners Talk with APA National About Stepping Up During COVID
As planning departments across the country grapple with revenue loss and frozen staff positions, planners are leading community recovery while also ensuring that critical infrastructure development continues moving forward. In the latest installment of APA's "Planning Is Essential" video series, APA Florida San Felasco members, senior planner Kathleen Pagan, AICP, and growth management director Missy Daniels, AICP, share how planners are stepping up in Alachua County to keep local economies running.