Connections to Tomorrow – March 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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Plan Hillsborough takes the Commuter Challenge- March 2018 – As part of our second annual Commuter Challenge Week (February 19-23), Plan Hillsborough staff and board members gave their cars some time off! Staff and board members recorded over 200 trips by transit, bike, walking, carpool or using another mode of transportation other than driving a car alone. MPO Executive Director Beth...
Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit inspires participants- March 2018 – The sold-out Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit on February 27 was an outstanding event! The lineup of engaging speakers assured the audience that the work we do as planners, engineers, health professionals, advocates, law enforcement, and elected officials is helping to make headway in saving lives. They also inspired, humbled, and challenged...
Where is poverty concentrated in Hillsborough County?- March 2018 – This month, Planning Commission staff completed an analysis on poverty in Hillsborough County. The report identifies those neighborhoods where more than 40% of the residents live in poverty and how those neighborhoods have changed over time. Analysis of approximately 40 years of Census Data, from the 1970 decennial census to the 2011-2016...
Applications now being accepted for FLiP 2018!- March 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...
MPO wins resiliency grant for the region- March 2018 – The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, in collaboration with the Pinellas MPO, Pasco MPO, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, is excited to announce we have been selected for the Federal Highway Administration’s Resilience and Durability Pilot Program. This Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area (TMA) project...
South Coast Greenway Connector Study is getting underway- March 2018 – The Hillsborough MPO and Hillsborough County Public Works are getting underway on a study to connect the Selmon Greenway, a trail running under and along the Selmon Expressway, to the north end of the South Coast Greenway. This connection will eventually lead to a trail spanning the entire county! The South Coast...
Save the date for the next Garden Steps event!- March 2018 – The Coalition of Community Gardens – Tampa Bay will host the upcoming Grow Community Gardens – Tampa Bay Conference, for garden lovers, food equity / food justice supporters, urban agriculturalists of all types and the general public on: Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 Tampa Heights Youth Development & Community...
Celebrate Florida Bike Month- March 2018 – Across Hillsborough County, local elected officials are shining a spotlight on biking in March as part of Florida Bike Month . Bright and early on March 9, Temple Terrace residents rode along with Mayor Mel Jurado, other elected officials, and City staff for the annual Bike with the Mayor event. Mayor Jurado...
Middle River history- March 2018 – One of the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board’s roles is to educate the public on the context and history of the river as a major environmental and community asset. The “middle river” through Temple Terrace and into the City of Tampa didn’t always include a dam, and that dam wasn’t always used...

 

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