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2014 ULI Florida Summit: Moving Florida Forward

As an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Outreach Partner, we are pleased to announce the 2014 Florida Summit:  Moving Florida Forward, which will be held June 12-13, 2014 in Orlando at the Walt Disney Swan Resort.  The ULI Florida Summit is where you will connect with Florida's leading experts and practitioners from real estate private practice, public sector, and academia as they "Move Florida Forward" in creating and sustaining thriving communities.  The two-day summit includes speakers, expert panel discussion, highly interactive sessions, mobile tours, and networking events.  This year's keynote speakers are Carl Hiaasen, author and columnist, and Chris Leinberger, a land use strategist. To view the flyer, click here. For more information, or to register online, go to or call (800) 321-500..


Press Release
September 11, 2013

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the
Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development

On July 18, 2013 the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released The Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development.  The five-year plan builds on a strong partnership of public, private, and civic organizations. It defines goals, objectives, and strategies to move Florida toward its economic vision. Almost 3,000 partners, stakeholders, business representatives and members of the public collaborated on plan development and extensive input was provided by Florida’s state agencies, local and regional economic development organizations, regional planning councils, local governments, state and local elected officials, the business community and educational institutions.

The Plan specifically recognizes the economic development planning efforts of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and the Seven50 initiative as best practices that have influenced and guided the development of the statewide plan.  

            “...Looking long-term, the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council have assembled over 200 partners as part of the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership, which is developing a seven-county, 50-year vision and strategic regional plan known as Seven50.”

            “…The state should encourage and support regional visioning and collaboration activities, viewing Florida’s regions as incubators for Florida’s future”…

Click here for a digital version of the Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development. Additional Plan-related information is available at

For further information please contact:
Greg Vaday, Economic Development Coordinator
(772) 221-4060


The 2013 Groves Award was presented to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council at the 21st Congress for the New Urbanism in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Opening Plenary on Wednesday, May 29th.  The Groves Award for outstanding leadership and vision by a public official or agency in the promotion of Transect-based planning is given jointly by the Transect Codes Council and the Congress for the New Urbanism. The award is named in honor of Ken Groves, the late planning director of the City of Montgomery, Alabama. Through his leadership, Montgomery began its journey back to prominence and sustainability. The Groves Award is one of the CNU’s highest honors. 

The jury selected the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council because of the group’s long term leadership in furthering regional knowledge of Transect-based planning and coding. Included in TCRPC’s Transect-based accomplishments is the St. Lucie Towns, Villages and Countryside Plan which was adopted in 2006. 

The jury wanted to especially recognize that since 1989 the Council has been providing town planning and urban design assistance on request to local governments in the region and, more recently, in other areas of the state.  After over 50 public charrettes, TCRPC’s Urban Design Studio is known throughout the state and throughout the nation. 

Anthea Gianniotes accepts the Groves Award on behalf of Council