Studios

Please click on the links below to access the Studio work of the FPDL and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

This project was initiated by the Knight Foundation’s Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI). An agreement between the Florida State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and KCCI formalized the studio topic and influenced the area of research. The studio determined the boundaries of the study area, with its northern edge being the CSX railroad line and its southern edge being Magnolia Drive.

The following report is a summary of findings from a study of the North Monroe Corridor. This project was completed by graduate students from Florida State University's Department of Urban and Regional Planning as the summer 2010 studio project for capstone credit.

Sustainability is not a new term. In recent years, however, it has become an omnipresent buzzword, appearing in a wide range of forums to convey a long-term, comprehensive approach to decision-making.

e Katrina, the community of East Biloxi, Mississippi, engaged in efforts to rebuild and restore the historic qualities that enriched its character. At the same time, there was a desire to expand the tourism industry and diversify the economy of the entire City of Biloxi. A need for compatibility exists between preserving the community integrity of East Biloxi and sustaining economic growth for the City of Biloxi.

This document was intended to act as a basis for and guide to revitalization of the Lovejoy Community, a community consisting of the Sylvania Heights Neighborhood, located in unincorporated Okaloosa County, Florida, and the adjacent W.E. Combs Neighborhoods, located in the City of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

In 2005, Senate Bill 360 (Chapter 2005-290, Laws of Florida) called for a collaborative approach to planning for public schools that strengthens the relationship between local government land use planning and district school facility planning. Under contract with  the City of Midway, the Florida Planning and Development Lab (FPDL) at Florida State University‘s Department of Urban and Regional Planning has provided the city with the following data and analysis to ensure consistency with the county regarding public school concurrency no later than February 1, 2008.

This project was developed for the National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON). ANCON’s mission is to protect the biodiversity and natural resources of Panama.

The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) funded the City of Midway, Florida, to contract with FSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning to provide professional services for a study of transportation impact fees for the City. A transportation impact fee is a fee assessed on new development for its impact on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The fee is used to fund capital improvement projects for transportation infrastructure.

This report addresses Project 3, Task 2 from the Agreement between the City of Midway, Florida and Florida State University.