Connections to Tomorrow – March 2019

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Garden Steps is runner up in the #HealthiestCitiesChallenge- March 2019 – On February 12, the Hillsborough MPO’s Garden Steps initiative was named as one of just eight runners up in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge is a collaboration between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) empowering 50 small to midsize...
2018 Facts & Figures are here- March 2019 – Did you know that 42% of workers in Hillsborough County live outside of our county? The Facts & Figures report is a compilation of demographic and vital statistics for Hillsborough County and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace. The 2018 report highlights: Families & Housing | Health | Facts...
#CommuterChallenge19 sparks commuting love connections- March 2019 – During the week of February 11-15, commuters were encouraged to try an old favorite or a new mode of transportation, other than driving alone, to get to work. More than half of Plan Hillsborough staff and many local commuters participated for a trip, a day, or the entire week. Since most commuters...
FSU DURP student design studio project comes to Hillsborough March 7 & 8- March 2019 – The Planning Commission is proud to support the FSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning studio project to develop urban design templates and policies for shared mobility. Four context areas – from urban to rural – are being studied to increase transportation service, accessibility, and efficiency, while integrating autonomous vehicle technology and...
Next Info BBQ | Walking tour with the developers of The Pearl- March 2019 – Please join the Planning Commission for our March 27 Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) – a walking tour of THE PEARL with the developers – DDA Development. We’ll meet up at Armature Works – Heights Public Market – at 1910 N Ola Avenue at 11:30a, where you can enjoy your own brown bag...
E Fowler Avenue Land Use Study gets feedback from property owners- March 2019 – On February 7, property owners adjacent to East Fowler Avenue were invited to provide comments on Planning Commission findings in the East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study discussing future land use options along the corridor from I-275 to the Bypass Canal just east of I-75. Participants at the meeting included four of...
Try FLiP 2019!- March 2019 – Know a high school student who may want to explore planning as a potential career? Through a series of speakers, interactive planning activities, and tours on foot, bus, streetcar, and boat, our Future Leaders in Planning, FLiP 2019, summer student leadership development program June 4 – 7 will provide: The chance to...
Which way to simpler, clearer regional coordination?- March 2019 – Commentary and update from Beth Alden, AICP, MPO Executive Director Counties in Florida are the size of small states, and each county faces many complex challenges to meet its people’s transportation needs. So, it’s not surprising that many Florida MPOs – like Hillsborough MPO – are aligned with counties. In our part...
Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month in March!- March 2019 – We know National Bike Month is in May (and there will be bicycle events then too) but the weather is just too fabulous in March not to celebrate bicycling here right now! Florida Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Whether...
Sea Level Rise and the Hillsborough River- March 2019 – The latest National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Sea Level Rise projections suggest that if just the intermediate projections are correct, we could see three feet of sea level rise by 2100 (Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States, NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 083, January 2017). This...
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