Delray Beach CRA: Community Sponsorship Grant Program

Delray Beach CRA: Community Sponsorship Grant Program The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved new guidelines for its Community Sponsorship Grant Program, which offers annual contributions to local community organizations, at the regular meeting held on Thursday May 26th. The Community Sponsorship Program, which offers grants up to $1,500 a year for programs in the…

Upcoming Event June 9th: ULI North Florida – Infrastructure 2011 Tallahassee

ULI North Florida – Infrastructure 2011 Tallahassee Event Start Date: 06/09/2011 11:30 am Event End Date: 06/09/2011 2:00 pm Locations: FSU Turnbull Center – Tallahassee Address: 555 W Pensacola St Tallahassee, FL , UNITED STATES (map) Infrastructure 2011 – Tallahassee A Strategic Priority Guest Speakers Sunil Harman, Director, Department of Aviation, City of Tallahassee Tom…

Retrofitting suburbia: the state of the art

Retrofitting suburbia: the state of the art via New Urban Network In today’s difficulty economy, three published new urbanist practitioners look at how to get projects going — in the suburbs or elsewhere. On June 1, at CNU 19 in Madison, Wisconsin, an in-depth “202” session will feature a discussion of innovative sprawl retrofit solutions…

Upcoming Event 6/10: Florida Growth Management in the New Era- A Guide to Understanding Florida’s New Legislation

Florida Growth Management in the New Era- A Guide to Understanding Florida’s New Legislation Akerman, in conjunction with the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean and the Florida Redevelopment Association, will host a discussion on the sweeping changes to Florida’s Growth Management laws, approved by the 2011 Legislature. The Community Planning Act radically alters the comprehensive planning process,…

Dixieland Community Redevelopment: Dixieland Alley Improvement Projects

Dixieland Community Redevelopment: Dixieland Alley Improvement Projects The alleyway system in the Dixieland Redevelopment Area is an important network that, if properly utilized, can provide both vehicular and pedestrian access to businesses, relieving traffic pressure on South Florida Avenue.  City staff initiated an alley survey to consolidate all information regarding alley conditions in the Dixieland CRA. …

What Attaches People to Their Communities?

What Attaches People to Their Communities? What makes a community a desirable place to live? What draws people to stake their future in it? Are communities with more attached residents better off? Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight Soul of the Community project in 2008 with these questions…

Perspectives on Urban Sustainability

Perspectives on Urban Sustainability Sustainability is the capacity to endure, and the capacity for humanity to endure is being tested on a global scale. Population is exploding and becoming increasingly urbanized. It took more than 10,000 generations for the planet to reach two billion humans in the middle of the last century. But someone born…