Connections to Tomorrow – October 2020

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congratulations to Katrina and Jennifer Congratulations Katrina & Jennifer! - October 2020 – Please join us in congratulating Katrina Corcoran, AICP and Jennifer Malone, AICP on their recent election to the Executive Committee of the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Katrina is Chair-Elect and Jennifer is the Hillsborough Area Director. Katrina will become the Sun Coast Chair in...
Our meetings will continue to be accessible online - October 2020 – The Governor has not extended his executive order for virtual meetings past October. Plan Hillsborough is working out the details to allow for a quorum of our boards and committees to meet in person, socially distanced with masks. We will continue to televise and live-stream meetings online as we have since March....
Albert Marrero Staff Spotlight: Albert Marrero - Albert Marrero | Planning Support Specialist |Tenure: 1 Year As a Planning Support Specialist, Albert intakes plan amendment applications for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and maintains and updates the supporting materials through the adoption of the amendment. In addition, he maintains and updates all county amendments on the website, is the fleet coordinator for the agency’s...
Mariann Abrahamsen Staff Spotlight: Mariann Abrahamsen - Mariann Abrahamsen | Senior Planner | Tenure: 1 year 2 months Mariann Abrahamsen is a Senior Planner with the Strategic Planning, Environment and Research (SPEAR) team. She is currently assisting the SPEAR team with the ongoing Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Future Land Use Study and the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Housing Element update. Prior to her career...
photo of MacDill Ave City of Tampa launches neighborhood commercial district planning program - TAMPA, FL (October 5, 2020) — The City of Tampa Planning Department has launched an initiative to help develop plans to enhance and preserve the quality of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. The Neighborhood Commercial District Planning Program will involve the City working closely with neighborhood community groups to build upon and strengthen each district’s...
roses Vision Zero Hillsborough to honor victims and families in a Mourning of Remembrance - October 2020 – Mark your calendars for, Sunday, November 15th, the annual international World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims. This is a chance to memorialize loved ones lost and affected by the ravages of unsafe streets, policies, and practices that allow for more than 1.3 million people to die each year worldwide, including...
Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit 2020 graphic 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit to be held virtually - October 2020 – On behalf of the MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO is hosting the region’s 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit November 16 – 19, 2020. This educational event is being held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic.  Participants in the summit will hear the latest insights on...
FHWA Peer Exchange on Resilience map Planning for Resilient Transportation - October 2020 – Last year, the U.S. was affected by 14 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. We are currently in the midst of the 2020 hurricane season, so this year’s numbers are not yet in. Allison Yeh, AICP, LEED GA, Executive Planner, was invited to participate on a panel for the Federal Highway Administration...
All Love Rideout graphic It’s All Love Rideout in Cycling - October 2020 – A new pro-bicycle movement called All Love Rideout is taking the Tampa Bay area by storm. Love, health, and community are the group’s primary values as they encourage new riders, youth, women, and people from all walks of life to take the streets together on bikes. Ron Henry, Sr. nearly lost his...
Charlotte Haberstroh studying plastics in Hillsborough River USF studies plastic pollution in the Hillsborough River - October 2020 – Plastics are everywhere in the environment and pose a serious threat to natural systems and wildlife. In rivers, plastic breaks down into smaller parts but doesn’t decompose, making it a conduit, collector and source of pollution. To help solve this problem, PhD candidate Charlotte Haberstroh with the USF Department of Civil &...
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