Connections to Tomorrow – August 2021

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Florida Planning Conference 2021 logo Florida Planning Conference sessions to feature Plan Hillsborough speakers - August 2021 – The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will hold its annual planning conference, #FPC21, in Miami from August 31-September 3. Virtual sessions will be available for those who can’t attend. Six Plan Hillsborough speakers will be featured on four different panel sessions exploring planning for equity, public engagement, and comprehensive...
Suncoast Transporation Planning Alliance graphic with logo Regional transportation leaders rebrand as Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance - August 2021 – Plan Hillsborough is proud to be part of the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) launch of a new website and rebranding to reinforce a commitment to a unified voice. Hillsborough TPO leaders work together with Citrus, Hernando, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota County leaders to leverage funding priorities for our...
parking lot drainage One Water receives APA Florida Award of Excellence - August 2021 – The One Water Chapter of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan was selected for an American Planning Association (APA) Florida Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category. The APA Florida Project Awards program will recognize the outstanding planning projects in the State of Florida at its annual conference in...
HART bus Public engagement for the Mobility Section of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan kicks-off in September - August 2021 – Planning Commission and Hillsborough County staff are collaborating to update the Mobility Section of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. The Plan, which last went through a major overhaul in 2008, is a long-range blueprint for future growth and provides policy direction on issues that affect the quality of life in the unincorporated...
Wimauma outreach event BOCC and Planning Commission hold public hearings for South County Land Use Studies - August 2021 – The Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Future Land Use Study and Community Plan Update and the Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Future Land Use Study have progressed to the public hearing phase. The Planning Commission heard items for both studies on July 19 and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held transmittal public hearings on...
diego guerra Diego Guerra joins national advisory group for APA’s Planning Information Exchange - August 2021 – The Planning Commission’s own Diego Guerra, Planner II, was selected as an Advisory Group member for the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar series. As a member of the National Advisory Group, he will lend his expertise to help the APA and the Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM)...
TPO staff posing with award TPO honored with ITE Transportation Achievement Award for Speed Management Action Plan - August 2021 – On July 23, the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) presented its Transportation Achievement Award in planning to the TPO for its Speed Management Action Plan, a Vision Zero implementation project. The TPO received the award during the ITE 2021 Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Check out the award summary for more details.
woman taking night photo of city with her phone Help make Tampa a Smart City! - August 2021 – The Smart Cities Mobility Plan development is in its final draft period. Your input will help us determine which current and emerging smart technologies we should invest in to create a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system for our community. Visit the project page to review a smart technologies fact sheet, watch...
bicyclists on trail in park USF-to-Green ARTery Trail Study opens public survey - August 2021 – A survey for the USF-to-Green ARTery Trail Study is now open, an important step that invites public review and can potentially lead to the development of a trail connection from USF to a network of trails across the City of Tampa. The USF-to-Green ARTery Trail is a conceptualized trail connection between the...
speed zone ahead sign Lower speeds next to parks? Share your thoughts! - August 2021 – Special speed zones on roads near schools help protect kids going there – but what about roads near parks? The Park Speed Zone Pilot Study looks at that question, using several parks in different suburban and urban areas to tease out how this might work. Our pilot study zooms in on the roads around...
person on river River Board calls for permanent protection of USF Forest Preserve - August 2021 – For years University of South Florida (USF) master planning documents maintained the designation of an approximately 641 acre “Forest Preserve” for a large tract of pristine wildlife fronting on the Hillsborough River and adjacent to the main campus. The USF Forest Preserve is not only important to the University for research and...
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