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Join 1000 Friends of Florida for monthly webinars on planning, development and growth issues facing Florida.

1000 Friends routinely seeks professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE), DBPR Landscape Architects, Certified Floodplain Managers and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee that credits will be offered.

Certification Maintenance Logo AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

All Webinars are Eastern Time

Resilient305:  Partnering on Community Resilience

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, noon to 1:30

​Resilient305 is exploring ways to help Greater Miami and the Beaches adapt and transform in the face of challenges, both expected and unexpected, from the effects of climate change to inadequate infrastructure, pandemics and cyber-attacks.  The Miami Foundation will provide a brief overview of the project and initial implementation, followed by segments from the Chief Resilience Officers for the three founding partners (Miami-Dade County, City of Miami Beach, and City of Miami) on their resilience strategies.  The webinar will feature The Miami Foundation Director of Public Affairs Director Loren Parra, Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer James F. Murley, Miami Beach Deputy Resilience Officer Amy Knowles, and City of Miami Chief Resilience Officer Alan Dodd, P.E.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits for planners (#9204356), 1.0 contact hours for Florida Environmental Health Planners, and credits for Certified Floodplain managers.  1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida attorneys and Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

Walter Kulash and Wade Walker on “Induced Traffic Demand:  You can’t build your way out of traffic congestion”

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, noon to 1:30

​Two nationally respected transportation engineers with around 30 years or more of experience each will discuss fostering a more multidisciplinary design approach to transportation planning.  Walter Kulash, P.E., currently an independent public-interest transportation engineer, will discuss how the existing transportation planning process fosters induced traffic (the more roads governments build, the more car trips people take); what happens if induced traffic is not accommodated; state-of-the-art methods for predicting induced traffic; and a case study of the induced traffic argument made in the legal challenge to the Miami SR 836 expansion.  G. Wade Walker, P.E., Hon. ASLA, Senior Principal Engineer with Kittelson & Associates in Orlando, will provide detailed case studies on the effects of “road diets” in Memphis and Chattanooga, TN and Charlotte, NC.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM (#9204747) for planners.  1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida attorneys and Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.  This event has not been approved for credits for Certified Floodplain Managers or Florida Environmental Health Professionals.

Virtual Workshop
Sustainable Landscaping:  Sharing Perspectives

Thursday, October 22, 2020, noon to 4:55
Cost $45-$55

​1000 Friends of Florida is pleased to partner with OUTSIDE 2020 on this virtual workshop.  Speakers will address promoting better landscape practices that foster collaboration to address water issues and other critical environmental goals, the main challenges and obstacles to the adoption of sustainable landscapes in Florida at a meaningful scale, tools and information local governments need in order to implement better standards and encourage the use of sustainable landscape practices, what key metrics, incentives or financial drivers would have the greatest impact in shifting developer behavior, and more.

This event has been approved for 4.5 AICP CM credits for planners (#9204146).  1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for Certified Floodplain Managers, Florida attorneys, Florida DBPR Landscape Architects and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

Victor Dover on “The Car-Optional Neighborhood:  How Should It Be Designed?”

Wednesday, November 18, noon to 1:30

​Coauthor of the landmark book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns and principal / cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners, Victor Dover FAICP shares essential strategies for designing and retrofitting neighborhoods that support all the ways of moving around.  He will show case studies and reveal how to create sustainable, walkable, well-loved neighborhoods.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM (#9204754) for planners.  1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida attorneys and Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.  This event has not been approved for credits for Florida Environmental Health Professionals or Certified Floodplain Managers.

December Pending

2021 Florida Legislative Preview

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, noon to 1:30

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session, slated to start March 3, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger will discuss key bills and budget recommendations that are likely to be considered. 

1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers, Florida attorneys, Florida DBPR Landscape Architects and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

February Pending

2021 Florida Legislative Update

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, noon to 1:30

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session, slated to start March 3, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger will discuss key bills and budget recommendations that are likely to be considered. 

1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers, Florida attorneys, Florida DBPR Landscape Architects and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

April Pending

2021 Florida Legislative Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, noon to 1:30

With the 2021 session slated to end on April 30, 1000 Friends President Paul Owens, Policy and Planning Director Jane West, and Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, will discuss key growth management, design, conservation and related bills including budget recommendations that passed and failed during the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, and implications for state and local governance and planning in Florida. 

1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers, Florida attorneys, Florida DBPR Landscape Architects and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

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