Economic Stimulation

APA Florida Chapter, Emerald Coast Section


Friday, November 13, 2015
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST

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A robust, healthy economy that is attractive for both businesses and the labor force. Speakers from academia, the private sector, and the public sector are developing projects that are stimulating the economy and will discuss the factors that lead to success.


Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation will moderate the session.  Speaker are Harold W. Barley, Executive Director of MetroPlan Orlando; Casey Steinbacher, President and CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Ruth Steiner, Professor and Director of the Center for Health and the Built Environment at the University of Florida. 



Ruth L. Steiner, Ph.D. is a professor and director of the Center for Health and the Built Environment in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and an affiliate faculty in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and the Transportation Institute (UFTI) at the University of Florida.   During the Spring of 2014, she was a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds in the UK.  Recently she has completed work on the integration of roundabouts into access management systems, the incorporation of multimodal performance measures into land development planning, regional cooperation in transportation planning, and planning for parking in central cities.  She is co-author of Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Global Trends and Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 1992).  Dr. Steiner has served on the Pedestrian Committee, Transportation and Land Development Committee and Transportation History Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Scientific Committee of the World Congress on Transportation Research Society (WCTRS). She received her B.A. in History from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a Masters of City Planning and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley.