Upcoming Events 

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Want to find out more about what 1000 Friends is up to?  Plan to attend our free webinars and join us at events at which staff members will be making presentations:

October 2020

Free Webinar — 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 and 2.0 CLE (#2006676N) for Florida attorneys.  1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for 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 5:00 p.m., Eastern
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 Certified Floodplain Manager 4.5 credits; Landscape Architect DBPR 8 credits; FNGLA 4 credits; Irrigation Association pending; Florida Water Star Accredited Professionals 4 credits; Florida Environmental Health Professionals 4.5 credits; ISA 4.5 credits; Florida Bar Law 5 credits; AICP 4.5 credits (#9204146); Community Association Manager DBPR 3 credits.

Free Virtual Workshop — Brevard 2070:  Planning today for a better tomorrow

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, noon to 2:00 p.m., Eastern

The 2016 Florida 2070/Water 2070 study reveals that if Florida does not change the way it develops, by 2070, more than a third of Florida’s lands could be paved over, with development-related water demand more than doubling. What does Florida 2070/Water 2070 mean for Brevard County? Using moderate population growth projections, Brevard will need to accommodate more than three-quarters of a million residents by 2070.

Given that projection, what can we do now to make Brevard County significantly more sustainable in 2070? 1000 Friends of Florida and our partners at the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition will dive into this topic on October 28, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Register for Brevard 2070: Planning Today for a Better Tomorrow to participate in an online workshop exploring development trends, alternative growth options, as well as policy recommendations for smart growth. Come prepared to share your thoughts via interactive surveys and ask our presenters questions in the Q&A session. Professional credits are not being offered for this event.

November 2020

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

Wednesday, November 18, noon to 1:30, Eastern

​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 and 2.0 CLE (#2006675N) for Florida attorneys.  1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for 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.