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1000 Friends routinely seeks professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE), DBPR Landscape Architects, Certified Floodplain Managers and Florida Environmental Health Professionals who attend the live webinars, but cannot guarantee that credits will be offered.

Certification Maintenance Logo AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for many of 1000 Friends’ Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinars. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

All Webinars are Eastern Time

1000 Friends only offers professional certification credits noted below for those who attend the LIVE webinar.

Rethinking Sprawl with Galina Tachieva 

Thursday, October 20, from noon to 1:30 Eastern

Florida has been described as “the poster child for sprawl.”  Galina Tachieva, Managing Partner at DPZ CoDESIGN in Miami and author of the award-winning Sprawl Repair Manual, will discuss strategies to enhance suburban communities to meet the needs of today by introducing connectivity, a sense of place, mixed uses, greater housing choices, and more.   Galina will start with an overview of urban design principles and recent development trends.  She will cover the retrofitting of large areas such as shopping centers, as well as opportunities to bring smaller-scale, incremental changes to the suburbs through lean sprawl repair tools.  The session will finish with a question-and-answer period.  Please also check out our December 7 webinar with Victor Dover focusing Lake Wales to address the same issues in older communities.

The live event has been approved for the following professional certification credits:  Certified Planners (1.5 AICP CM #9256415, and Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CEC).  1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) and Florida landscape architects (DBPR) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.  This event has not been approved for Florida Environmental Health Professionals or those who view the broadcast at a later time.

November Topic Pending
Lessons from Lake Wales with Victor Dover, FAICP

Wednesday, December 7, from noon to 1:30 Eastern

Incorporated in 1917, Lake Wales is a small Main Street community with a rich legacy.  In the 1930s, the City of Lake Wales retained the noted Olmsted Brothers firm to develop a “garden in a city” landscape plan, which was soon implemented.  But more recently, recognizing the need to support downtown and neighborhood revitalization, increased affordable housing, stronger community linkages and more, the City of Lake Wales retained Victor Dover, FAICP, principal / cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners and coauthor of the landmark book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, to develop a Downtown Revitalization Plan and a Northwest Neighborhood Plan.  Victor and his team are now working on implementation strategies for these plans.  In this webinar, Victor will share planning approaches to respecting a community’s rich character while addressing 21st century needs.  The webinar will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

The live event has been approved for the following professional certification credits:  Certified Planners (1.5 AICP CM #9256416) and Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CEC).  1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) and Florida landscape architects (DBPR) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.  This event has not been approved for Florida Environmental Health Professionals or those who view the broadcast at a later time.

January Topic Pending
2023 Florida Legislative Preview

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from noon to 1:30 Eastern Time

The 2023 Florida Legislative Session, slated to start on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that are likely to be up for consideration during the 2023 Session, including how legislation could impact Florida governance and planning practices. 

This event has been approved for professional certification credits for those attending the live webinar, including Florida attorneys (2.0 CLE #2207558N), Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CEC) and Florida Landscape Architects (1.5 hours DBPR #0013140).  1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM) and Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

March Topic Pending
2023 Florida Legislative Update

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from noon to 1:30 Eastern Time

The 2023 Florida Legislative Session, slated to wrap up on May 5, 2023, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that are up for consideration during the 2023 Session, including how legislation could impact Florida governance and planning practices. 

This event has been approved for professional certification credits for those attending the live webinar, including Florida attorneys (2.0 CLE #2207559N), Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CEC), and Florida Landscape Architects (1.5 hours DBPR #0013142).  1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM) and Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH), but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

2023 Florida Legislative Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from noon to 1:30

The 2023 Florida Legislative Session, slated to wrap up on May 5, 2023, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that passed and failed during the 2023 Session, including how legislation could impact Florida governance and planning practices.

This event has been approved for professional certification credits for those attending the live webinar, including Florida attorneys (2.0 CLE #2207560N), Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CEC), and Florida Landscape Architects (1.5 hours, DBPR #0013143).  1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM) and Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

Please join 1000 Friends of Florida
in thanking the 2022-2023 Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinar Sponsors

FRIEND

Mr. Ronald L. Book, PA
Mr. Andy DeGrove
Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove & Dr. Clyde Partin
Dickman Law Firm
Florida Power & Light Company
William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation
Kitson & Partners/Babcock Ranch
Dr. Jim Nicholas
Robert Parks, P.L.
The Perkins Charitable Foundation
Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

SPONSOR

Mr. Thomas J. Baird
Mr. William M. DeGrove
DPZ CoDesign,  LLC
Ms. Susan Trevarthen

ANNIVERSARY CLUB

Mr. David M. Orshefsky

SUPPORTER

Mr. Lester Abberger
American Planning Association, Florida Chapter
Debra & Robert Bergstrom
Mr. David Flinchum ASLA, AICP
Ms. Sara M. Fotopulos
Ms. Melissa Norman
Ms. Nancy Stroud
Treasure Coast RPC

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