Coastal Cities Summit

Regional Issues & Opportunities discussed at the Coastal Cities Summit

Hosted by the University of South Florida, the Coastal Cities Summit will convey new research and innovative strategies on planning for coastal risks, smart growth, transportation, and tourism. Real estate, developers, architects, planners and land-use managers will be interested in the One Bay discussion and two special workshops on creating value in land use and smart growth on May 3 from 8:00 to 1:00 at the Bayfront Hilton, St. Petersburg. Tampa Chamber members can register with the Day Pass for $50 includes lunch.Very small business/student rate: $10 (no meals).  www.coastalcities-ioi.org

  • Creating Value with Public Spaces — Dennis Jerke, co-author of Urban Design and the Bottom Line will discuss how to generate greater value and calculate the economic, social/cultural, environmental and sensory value of green spaces, urban waterways, transporation centers etc. Jerke provides real numbers and lessons learned from his research and experience on 300+ significant land development and public projects. Dennis shows how to comprehensively define the benefits and impacts of good, pre-investment design upon the community, businesses, city officials and the developer.
  • One Bay: Creating a Regional Vision: Legos to Legacy with Avera Wynne, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Elisa Degregorio, Tampa Bay Partnership and James A. Moore, HDR, Inc. – Chair, ULI Tampa Bay
  • Smart Growth: Using Local Policy and Incentives to Stimulate Economic Health, Steve Tindale, Tindale Oliver & Associates and Nick Casalanguida, Deputy Administrator for Collier County discuss how land use, mobility, economic policies and incentives can be used to enhance community health and the environment, reduce public infrastructure costs, and stimulate the tax base for local governments.

Still Time to Register for Rethinking Tourism Program on May 1

International tourism/development organizations, business leaders and scientists will discuss tourism and public-private approaches that support local businesses, communities, and preserve or restore nature assets at the Coastal Cities Summit on May 1 at the Bayfront Hilton, St. Petersburg, hosted by the University of South Florida. Local speakers include Stuart Rogel, CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership and a special panel of tourism and hospitality experts Maryann Ferenc, owner Mise en Place, and appointee to the US. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board; Keith Overton, CEO/President, TradeWinds Hotel; Lew Hastings, Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce; John Waldron, Florida Outdoor Recreational Coalition; and others discuss trends, regional competitive issues and innovations. Other presentations include: Reinventing Tourism Destinations: Creating an Underwater Art Museum and case studies from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Tampa Chamber members can register with the Day Pass for $50 includes lunch and networking reception. Very small business/student rate: $10 (no meals). 

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