Oslo-Denver Initiative on Urban Design and Climate Change

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Published on July 30, 2009

Author: CNU17

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The Florida Public Officials Design Institute is dedicated to training elected officials in placemaking and sustainable design.

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 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

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

Four jurisdictions

City of Hollywood

Martin County

City of Lake Worth

Miami-Dade County

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)

Final Report

“ 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.

&quot;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,&quot; 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

floridadesigninstitute.org Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Florida [email_address] ; mplyork@comcast.net 561-222-1478 Florida Public Officials Design Institute at Abacoa

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