North Bayshore Drive at NE 15th Street
Miami, Florida

Urban Environment League of Greater Miami and South Florida Building a Shared Vision for the Future of our Community

The Search for Smart Growth in the Region Hollywood -- Fort Lauderdale -- Delray Beach

Date:Friday, November 17, 2006 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leaving from:Trinity Cathedral, North Bayshore Drive at Northeast 15thStreet(Parking available at the Omni garage, right across the street)

Cost:$35.00 per person / UEL members $30.00 -- -- payable to UEL

Reservations:Pre-Payment Required to Urban Environment League 305-532-7227

945 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 100, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Traveling in part along Highway A1A, the tour explores Florida at the Edge searching for best case examples of infill development that serve to strengthen our Sense of Place and Quality of Life. We will explore dynamic efforts underway in the City of Hollywood. We will visit Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale as guests of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. We will explore the extraordinary accomplishments in the City of Delray Beach, perhaps South Florida’s smartest Smart Growth community.

Hosts and guides for the day will include the Mayor of the City of Delray Beach, Jeff Perlman, Diane Colonna, Executive Director of the Delray Community Redevelopment Agency and visit South Florida’s most successful examples of infill development and Smart Growth solutions,directos of the City of Hollywood’s CRAs – Neil Fritz and Gil Martinez., and our special resource guide, Gloria Katz who leads Smart Growth Broward and is developing a regional Smart Growth coalition with support from the South Florida Regional Resource Center.

During the tour we will seek examples and discuss best practice techniques for approaching the work:Mix Land Uses; Take Advantage of Existing Community Assets; Create a Range of Housing Choices; Foster “Walkable,” Close-Knit Neighborhoods; Promote Distinctive, Attractive Communities with a Strong Sense of Place, Including the Rehabilitation and Use of Historic Buildings;Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty, and Critical Envrironmental Areas;Strengthen Growth in Existing Communities; Provide a Variety of Transportation Choices; Make Development Decisions Predictable, Fairand Cost-Effective; Encourage Citizen and Stakeholder Participationin Development Decisions. From “How to Achieve Smart Growth,” Smart Growth America The Urban Environment League regularly hosts bus tours as mobile workshops exploring the regional context of our urban environment. In fall 2005 UEL together with the South Florida National Parks Trust hosted a visit to Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. In the Spring 2005 UEL hosted a tour along the Urban Development Boundary to understand the importance of the HOLD THE LINE campaign. In the Spring of 2006 UEL conducted the South Dade Agricultural Tour to highlight the economic, social, historic and envrironmental aspects of our rural agricultural community –concluding with a visit to Biscayne National Park. UEL Content Forums have explored important associated subjects, including the “Affordable Housing Workshop” and the “Grow Denser Better Forum” at and in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Architecture.

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