14 FRI 1615: Agricultural development "IS" Urban Development - Examples from Broward County and Polk County

APA Florida Chapter


Friday, September 14, 2012
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

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This presentation highlights the reintroduction of agriculture into the urban landscape. Several different public processes used in finding a balance between conflicting interests will be highlighted as well as the public involvement approaches used. In addition, GIS and policy techniques to situate urban farms and farmers markets in areas marked by diet-related disease and disinvestment will be explored. This presentation will provide planners with new tools to recover, restore, and reinvent the lost agricultural heritage of urban life. Planners will re-discover Jane Jacob’s insight that there is nothing more native to urban vitality and development than agricultural development.


John Bohde

Confirmed Speaker

John Bohde, AICP, is the current Planning Administrator for the Polk County Land Development Division in the Office of Planning & Development. He is the Coordinator for the Polk Agritourism Focus Group and has 13 years of public and private sector experience. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the ... Read More

Erik Peterson

Confirmed Speaker

Erik Peterson, AICP, is a Principal Planner for Polk County. He is the Coordinator for the Polk Farmworker Housing Taskforce, Polk Farm Animals in Residential Neighborhoods Focus Group. He has over 20 years of planning experience in urbanizing rural areas. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from ... Read More

Anthony Olivieri

Confirmed Speaker

Anthony Olivieri, the founder of FHEED, has a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University (2011) with a specialization in community food systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His Master’s thesis, A Community Food System Plan for Miami Dade County, identifies areas of low access to healthy ... Read More