Connections to Tomorrow – April 2018

As of August 2017, five agency newsletters from the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, and River Board have been streamlined and consolidated, like the Plan Hillsborough agency itself. Connections to Tomorrow will tell our story as we work together in our community and region towards a thriving future…

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APA National Conference to feature Plan Hillsborough speakers - April 2018 – The American Planning Association’s 2018 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC18 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. Thousands of planners, planning commissioners, appointed and elected officials, and students will come together in New Orleans...
Thank you to our 2017/18 USF Fellows - April 2018 – Plan Hillsborough continues to support the University of South Florida’s Masters in Urban & Regional Planning program through two fellowships each year. By familiarizing emerging planners with community priorities, these talented students contribute their knowledge and skills and are encouraged to remain in Hillsborough County after graduation. This year we’ve enjoyed working...
Parklet Guidelines: creating big impacts with small open spaces - April 2018 – What is a Parklet? How can we implement that in our community? The Planning Commission staff has been assisting the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the Channel District Community Alliance, and the Ybor City Development Corporation to develop guidelines for a parklet and parklet café program. Parklets and parklet cafés are an extension of...
Check out our library - April 2018 – For over 50 years, the Planning Commission has maintained an extensive Library and archives on the history and development of Hillsborough County. As a partner with the public library system, the Planning Commission allows much of its material to circulate to citizens with a valid library card. Beginning in 2016, the Planning...
Join us April 23 for a Vision Zero Campaign on 56th Street - April 2018 – Did you know 56th Street has one of the highest rates of severe crashes in Hillsborough County? You can make a difference by joining us on April 23 from 3pm – 5pm to place yard signs along 56th Street with messages to: Pay Attention | Slow Down | Put Phones Away This...
Application deadline for FLiP 2018 is April 18 - April 2018 – Designed as an opportunity for high school students to explore urban planning as a potential career, Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) offers a broad exposure to planning from public and private sector perspectives across many fields. In its second year, the annual FLiP program expanded from nine to eighteen students and from a two-day...
Join us for the Grow Tampa Bay Conference! - Join us on April 6-7 for the GROW Community Gardens Tampa Bay Conference.
Transportation public engagement is alive and well! - April 2018 – At the April board meeting, the MPO reviewed its public engagement activities for the two years of 2016 and 2017. During this time, the MPO staff: Held or participated in 225 meetings and events, nearly a quarter of which were in Environmental Justice areas. Cumulative attendance at the meetings was greater than...
April is water conservation month - April 2018 – April is historically one of the driest months in Florida. With little rainfall, surface water supplies are not as readily replenished and demand is high as people are watering their lawns more. The Hillsborough River is a source of water supply. Tampa withdraws and treats water from the river and then distributes...
Have a voice in your future drinking water choice - April 2018 – The Hillsborough River is one of the many sources for water supply in our region. Robust and diversified water supply sources help to reduce dependence on any one source, including the river. Tampa Bay’s population growth by 2030 is expected to increase demand for drinking water beyond the current supply. Tampa Bay...

 

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