Character Towns: Positioning small cities and towns for the new economy

1000 Friends of Florida


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT

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Orlando LEED-certified planner and author Bill Kercher will share his observations on what makes a “character town” – a small city or town with friendly and inviting neighborhoods and an engaging business community both of which support a sociable and civil society; a society that is proud of its home town, protective of its heritage and committed to its well-being.  Using Florida communities as examples, Kercher will discuss essential attributes of character towns and provide action strategies to transform Florida’s cities into livable and economically vibrant communities of the 21st century. 

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William Kercher, AICP

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Bill Kercher has spent nearly twenty-fifty years as an urban and regional planner in Florida; first as a public planner for county, regional and federal agencies followed by thirty-five years with Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc., as a community planning consultant for private developers, institutions and public agencies. Since 2011 ... Read More

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