NeoCity Unbound: The Rebirth and Cultivation of Judge Farms as a Technology Center
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT
The launch of NeoCity introduces America’s largest research facility oriented exclusively to testing and applying sensor technology, showcased most visibly in smart phones but literally the driving system in hundreds of applications which are almost the subject of science fiction. Learn how Osceola County managed to position itself and invest in a transformative technology showpiece with the potential to create literally thousands of jobs based on the current plan being implemented on an old sod farm.
This session illustrates the extraordinary challenges and rewards in cultivating and implementing a transformative strategy which is a substantial departure from the existing narrative.
This session has merit and value because all planners must deal with the multitude of challenges is committing to a specific redevelopment and economic development strategy, especially following a pathway substantively different than one based on existing resources or the expected trajectory. Local demands to alter the existing composition of a local economy tax almost every planner, whatever the core of expertise or specific interests, as emphasis shifts to economic development and away from regulatory control.
Each of the proposed speakers has dealt with the issues outlined as part of the NeoCity planning team. The views are both public and private. The parties have agreed to focus on key planning principles as these are generally described above, providing information and perspective which should be seen as valuable to our membership. The use of PowerPoint and other supporting material offers media which effectively curate the session.
Each of the proposed speakers has dealt with the issues outlined above as either a senior planner or economist. They are acquainted with the objectives of the session and the forum typically used to maintain the educational and professional objectives of APA.
Kerry Godwin, AICP
Jeffrey Jones, AICP
Owen Beitsch, FAICP
Julia Magee, firstname.lastname@example.org