Publications

Strategies for Sustainable Growth: The Transportation/Land Use Intersection

On February 5, 2009, the ULI Central Florida District Council convened at an interactive workshop with the goal of exploring barriers and solutions to developing a sustainable approach to the transportation/land use intersection issue in Central Florida. The ULI workshop, sponsored by the University of Central Florida Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies and hosted on behalf of myregion.org, featured more than 150 elected officials, civic leaders, developers, business leaders, market analysts, real estate advisors, planners, designers, and public agency officials representing the seven-county Central Florida region. A white paper resulted from this workshop with a set of recommendations for regional leaders to consider as they make important decisions about transportation, land use and the crucial relationship between the two. View the white paper (PDF)

Creating a Sustainable Water Supply for Central Florida: A Regional Strategy

In partnership with ULI Central Florida, the St. Johns River, Southwest Florida and South Florida Water Management Districts, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Central Florida Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies, myregion.org and the Congress of Regional Leaders have created an 18-month project to develop a Central Florida Regional Water Strategy that would avoid the use of public dollars to litigate over water. Creating a Sustainable Water Supply for Central Florida: A Regional Strategy presents background information and recommendations made after months of research and feedback from experts across a variety of fields. View the white paper (PDF)

Creating a Sustainable Water Supply for Central Florida: A Regional Strategy, Phase Two

Phase One focused on Central Florida’s water supply, demand and conservation. The second, which is the subject of this white paper, explores how to regionally address these challenges and avoid two kinds of crises: one that involves a lack of inexpensive water, and the other that involves a lack of cooperation. View the white paper (PDF)

Central Florida: Our Region in the Year 2050

Recognizing that the population of Central Florida was growing at a rate far above the national average, renowned planner Jonathan Barnett and a team of graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania conducted an in-depth study of the region during the spring of 2005. After analyzing the growth patterns, the students created a trend model that reflected what the region could look like in 2050 if current trends continue. They then met with leaders throughout the region and crafted an alternative scenario that provided a roadmap of what the future could look like if different choices were made. The information from the trend scenario was used as baseline data during the “How Shall We Grow?” regional initiative.  The work of the PennDesign studio was commissioned by the UCF Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies. View the white paper (PDF)