Published on July 30, 2009
The Florida Public Officials Design Institute at Abacoa Jupiter, Florida USA Marie L. York, FAICP 561-222-1478
Addressing Climate Change Reducing development footprint Reduce emissions Reduce auto dependency Create communities that emphasize quality of life and sense of place Train the decision makers regarding above Create Design Institute for Public Officials
Reducing development footprint
Reduce auto dependency
Create communities that emphasize quality of life and sense of place
Train the decision makers regarding above
Create Design Institute for Public Officials
Sustainable Development or Smart Growth Economic – jobs & employment Equity – social equity, affordable housing, transportation choices Environmental protection & balance
Economic – jobs & employment
Equity – social equity, affordable housing, transportation choices
Environmental protection & balance
United States of America's Footprint 1961-2003 In absolute terms, the average per person resource demand (Ecological Footprint) and per person resource supply (Biocapacity) in United States of America over a 43-year period.
Consumptive and Predominant Land Use
Same Old Pattern--Sprawl
Global Warming--Have you hugged your global warmer today? Source: Sierra Magazine: July/August 1999
1998 2007 1990 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30% (*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs. overweight for 5’4” person) Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1990, 1998, 2007 Source: CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Twice a year -- Design Institute provides in-depth training in sustainable development and design for four elected officials from four communities.
Dedicated to improving communities by offering elected officials training in sustainable development and design
Prepare a briefing book that profiles the communities & the challenges of their study areas. Enroll the officials then meet to select a site in their communities for study.
A design team is created—including designers, planners, architects, developers, economists, landscape architects, attorneys & policy experts.
Prior to session — 2 or more experts visit each site
Coral Gables, Florida site visit
Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, South Carolina Charles Jordan of the Conservation Fund Keynote Address
Inaugural Class: October 2002 Four jurisdictions City of Hollywood Martin County City of Lake Worth Miami-Dade County
City of Hollywood
City of Lake Worth
Working Session - Public Official’s Presentation
Day long working sessions facilitated by program director & site visitors.
Transportation land use relationship essential
Include other stakeholders
Ideas take shape
West Palm Beach FL—34 acres w/Federal, State, County, City, regional & private land holdings
Awards for leadership (and courage)
“ I went home and immediately worked to implement the recommendations!”
Results posted on website. The Commission unanimously approved the design standards December 2004 ensuring that future development is cohesive, well designed with a mix of uses and a sense of place.
"When we do this we're going after the Nobel Peace Prize, then we'll address world peace and then we're going to the Middle East," Palm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons Downtown West Palm Beach FL TOD
Delray Beach FL Create new overlay district for 225 acres along Congress Avenue—result (11/07)-- $126 Million plus $500 million in amenities.
Indian River County FL The Challenge: To create a vision for a rural western area larger than our largest city.
The Challenge: To create a vision for a rural western area larger than our largest city.
Three Florida Awards Council For Sustainable Florida’s Governmental Award 2004 Florida Chapter Am. Planning Assn. Award of Merit 2004 1000 Friends of Florida Better Community Award 2006
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