Connections to Tomorrow – November 2021

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1 Minute Matters logo Look inside our Planning Briefcase for planning educational video bites - November 2021 -The first topic in the new 1 Minute Matters series is Rethink How We Grow. Major housing shortages are impacting people in communities across the United States. People want choices. So,what is the best way to use our limited resources to provide people with options to live, work, and play in a thriving,...
APA Distinguished Service Tony Garcia Plan Hillsborough recognition - November 2021 – The Sun Coast section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) held its annual Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 17 at Shuffle. Congratulation to all of the award winners, including several from Plan Hillsborough: Public Outreach and Engagement Award: Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) Jr. Program Lena Young Green...
Commercial Locational Criteria Study banner Can you find milk, gas, and other daily household needs in your neighborhood? - November 2021 – This is your chance to help set the rules for what types of commercial uses are allowed in residential areas. We are asking for help answering questions like ‘would you prefer to walk or drive to your local corner store?’ and ‘should apartments be permitted above your neighborhood coffee shop?’. Assist the...
Map shows areas (in blue) of fastest 2010-2020 population growth within City of Plant City. Darker blue areas are places with largest growth. 60% of the growth happened in areas south of Alexander Street. The numbers behind the growth: Plant City 2010 – 2020 - November 2021 – This is the second in a series of articles looking at population growth in Hillsborough County from 2010-2020. Back in August, the Census Bureau released its first batch of updated population data, and new releases will continue through 2022. Since this data is at the Census Block level, we can look at...
Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit on demand banner It’s safe to say the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit was a success! - November 2021 – In case you missed it, the 2021 Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) is now streaming on demand! The GCSSS is a great opportunity to learn more about safety efforts in the Tampa Bay region. Join industry experts and legislators as they explore lessons learned from elsewhere and the ways we can...
World Day of Remembrance World Day of Remembrance - November 2021 – Dozens of community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 21 for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to honor individuals who died in pedestrian and bicycle crashes this year. Participants held signs with the names of their loved ones as they silently walked along Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Called the...
Plan Hillsborough staff conducting public outreach for Park Speed Study Park Study event conjured up community comments - November 2021 – From bicycle riders on the trail to children on the playground, Hillsborough TPO’s Safe Routes to Parks Halloween event shared sweet treats with community members of all ages in exchange for their invaluable input on how to make their walk to the park safer. The event took place on Friday, Oct. 29...
Coalition of Community Gardens logo Community Gardens Conference - November  2021 – On October 22, the Coalition of Community Gardens held its 4th Annual Grow Gardens Conference, a day-long event featuring a packed itinerary of presentations on the healthy impact of community gardens along with a special address by Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The event took place at Hillsborough...
Hillsborough River in Temple terrace River Board recommends fertilizer ordinance revision - November 2021 – As noted in last month’s article, fertilizer application is considered a significant contributor to the excessive nutrient loadings of our waterways, including the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay. These excessive nutrients can cause algae blooms that can deplete oxygen and cloud the water causing problems for wildlife and seagrasses. In one of...
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