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Dover-Kohl Participates in Art Deco Weekend

On Sunday, January 15, Jason King, Principal at Dover, Kohl & Partners, will be presenting at a panel discussion about the future of Miami Beach with reference to Seven50, the Regional Plan for Southeast Florida and Plan NoBe, the plan for North Beach. Climate change, sea level rise, strengthening storms, bigger beaches, the opening of Cuba, the changing Miami Beach demographic, and major transportation investments will all be discussed at the panel discussion entitled:

“40 More Years of Fabulous: Structural Visions of Miami Beach” will take place at 3PM, in the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The event is part of Art Deco Weekend.

To learn more visit www.artdecoweekend.com

Li Yi to Present Seven50 at the 2015 ESRI User Conference

 

Li Yi, lecturer at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, will be presenting at this year’s 2015 ESRI User Conference. Mr. Yi worked in collaboration with Dover-Kohl’s Jason King on the award-winning Seven50 Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan project. His presentation will address the research methodology, scenarios, and variables in producing much of the GIS data on that project, which included the first comprehensive walkability map for the region.

The Conference will take place July 20-24, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, go to: http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/

 

Seven50 Wins Award of Excellence

Seven50: Southeast Regional Partnership Plan project has been selected for an Award of Excellence which will be presented at the 14th Annual Planning Awards by the Gold Coast Section of the American Planning Association. Jason King, DKP’s Seven50 Project Director, will be attending the awards banquet along with representatives from Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and South Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday, December 11 at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. 

To learn more see the Seven50 Film, or read the report at:Seven50Report.org 

DKP Presents at the Florida Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference

Jason King, Principal, presents today at the conference of transportation policymakers and practitioners today. His presentation, "Sustainability and Liveability: A Regional Viewpoint" highlights the Seven50 Plan for Southeast Florida. The plan for the region involved over a million participants in its creation and envisions a greener, multi-modal future. Yesterday, Jason presented the work of Kenneth Garcia and others on the Cypress Creek TriRail TOD as part of a mobile tour of transportation opportunities.

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DKP's Regional Plan to Adapt & Mitigate to Sea Rise Highlighted

 

Seven50, the Plan for Southeast Florida for the next 50 years, was cited in a New York Times article entitled, "South Florida Faces Ominous Prospects From Rising Waters." The article describes the very serious challenges Southeast Florida faces in the era of sea level rise. The article quotes Jason King, Project Director at Dover, Kohl & Partners, concerning adaptation measures proposed by Seven50. Seven50 describes retreat from certain areas, reinforcement in others, especially low-lying, high-investment areas like Miami Beach, retrofit of vulnerable infrastructure and homes, and region-wide mitigation to reduce climate-changing pollutants. 

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Seven50 Hosts Next Generation Leaders

Seven50 took a step towards planning for the future last week, hosting an event for involved young community members in Miami. New Leaders Lean Forward: Building the Region’s Creative Class for a Next-Generation Future sought to start the conversation on what kind of growth and collaboration will be necessary for Miami and the entire South Florida region to flourish in the upcoming 50 years. Creative entrepreneurship has been exploding with the emergence of collaborative spaces and resources for start-ups, and the event showed the eagerness of the community to grow and produce. Six panelists from many prominent interest groups spoke to a passionate, involved crowd, as the event was streamed and live tweeted to great success.

Panelists

Norberto “Tito” Gil, CEO and Co-Founder, Map Your Startup

Lauren Reskin, Owner, Sweat Records

Marta Viciedo, Founding Partner at Urban Impact Lab, Chair of TrAc (Transit Action Committee)

Estrellita Sibila, Land Development Attorney, Estrellita Sibila, PA

Leah Weston, Law Student and Organizer, Emerge Miami

Moderator

Karja Hansen, President, Urban Environment League

Join the conversation at www.seven50.org & @seven50plan.

Seven50 Summit - The Future in Focus

Summit 3 "The Future in Focus" was held June 19-21 at the West Palm Beach Convention Center and included 500+ participants. The Summit was a major event for the Seven50 Regional Prosperity Plan for Southeast Florida headed by Dover, Kohl & Partners working with Duany, Plater-Zyberk; HDR Engineering; Rutgers University, Cardno Entrix and others. Marcela Camblor-Cutsaimanis moderated the discussion panels which included regional leaders in agriculture, ports and airports, social equity and opportunity, and education. Jason King, Project Director for the Consultant Team presented the seven county land-use and transportation model for 2050 and online modeler available at Seven50.org. Victor Dover presented possible headlines from the future, the many online tools available at the project website, and next steps for the process.

Join the conversation at www.seven50.org & @seven50plan.

Seven50 Workgroup Workshop Engages Region

On April 10 over one hundred people attended a hands-on workshop to create the Seven50 Regional Prosperity Plan and many more attended online. Workgroups met in four locations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce and began drafting the seven-county, fifty-plus year plan for Southeast Florida. Work on the plan will continue and be presented at the next regional summit June 19 – 21. The third regional summit in June will provide another opportunity for work groups and the general public to weigh in on the future of the region.

For more information visit seven50.org

Seven50 Summit, "A Look Ahead: Trends and Opportunities"

There's still time to sign up for the Seven50 Summit this Thursday, January 24 in Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. Co-hosted by Victor Dover, this Second Summit will focus on looking ahead. Speakers will include Andrés Duany of DPZ, as well as political and cultural leaders from Southeast Florida’s seven counties who will discuss a broad variety of key topics facing the region in the century ahead, including adapting to climate change, improving higher education, creating a balanced transportation system, and staying economically competitive in a changing global market.

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