Promised Lands Section

Yay Promised Lands

At the Holiday Party in Fort Myers we raised over $600 for the Harlem Heights Hurricane Ian Relief Foundation.

Thank you for all those who contributed!

Jason Vuic

Originally from Punta Gorda, Florida, Jason Vuic is an award-winning writer and historian from Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of several books, including The Swamp Peddlers: How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream (UNC Press, 2021), The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History (Simon and Schuster, 2016) and The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History (Hill and Wang, 2010). Jason is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an M.A. in history from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University Bloomington. He has been both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar, and has appeared on such well-known programs as NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fox and Friends, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.

His website is



Join us for this free event. Tues. JAN. 17 6:30 PM at the FGCU Cohen Center Ballroom.

RSVP by Jan. 13

In-Person Events (2023)

More in-person events in 2023 are eligible for AICP/CM credits.

  • ULI Southwest Florida Signature Charlotte County Event, Wednesday, Jan. 25 starts 8:30 am; Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.
  • ULI Southwest Florida Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2023, Thursday, Feb. 9 starts at 11 am; Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club
  • ULI Southwest Florida Signature Collier County Event, Thursday March 9, starts at 8:30 am, Naples Botanical Garden

Contact ULI SW Florida to register.

AICP/CM credit links below.

Plan to attend the 10th Annual Southwest Florida GIS Symposium - Rescheduled for April 13, 2023


Symposium Attendees and Sponsors: Due to the response and re-building effort for those that have been affected by Hurricane Ian, we have decided to reschedule the SWFL GIS Symposium to April 13, 2023 We will reach out in the near future to those who have already registered to verify your attendance for the new date. Thank you all for the supportive thoughts as we go through this stressful and trying time. SWFL Strong!!! Thanks. Amy Hoyt, Lee County, GIS Manager.

Movie Night in Fort Myers

Night out with APA Florida

All Are Welcome to the Promised Lands Summer Bash

Land use attorney Mike Haymans plays a song at the Swamp Peddlers Symposium in Punta Gorda Aug. 6, 2021.

Jason Vuic at the Swamp Peddlers Symposium in Punta Gorda. Thank you to all the APA Florida and FPZA members who worked hard on this wildly successful in person program.

Walking tour of Downtown Fort Myers with Joseph Bonora and Jared Beck, AICP. Joe Bonora of City Walk in Fort Myers.