Studios

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

Assessing the impacts of five different road realignments for the Via Cincuentenario in Panamá Viejo, this analysis was intended to guide and complement the decision-making process of relocating the Via Cincuentenario corridor.

The purpose of this report was to recommend ways to improve the physical appearance of two major roadways in Thomasville and to leverage public investment in their improvement to encourage economic development. The City of Thomasville had already made significant investments in its historic downtown area through improvements to Broad Street. By implementing similar changes recommended in this report and investing in the US 84 and US 319 corridors, the economic success of the Main Street Program and of downtown Thomasville could be carried over to other parts of the city. 

At the core of the controversy between the City of Tallahassee and Leon County over whether to offer incentives to Canadian-based Turbocor in December 2005 was the issue of attracting new businesses at the expense of local, existing ones.

This report, prepared by the Florida Planning and Development Lab, offers recommendations for Best Practices in Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning tailored to meet the needs of the State of Florida. This project was made possible through a Section 402 Grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office.

The St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park (SHBHNP), managed by the Belize Audubon Society, pursues as its mission the conservation and preservation of natural and cultural resources through the promotion of ecosystem values in recreation. This document presents a series of recommendations for infrastructure improvements to the SHBHNP.

The existing TalTran fixed route services are two systems: one serving campuses and students with specific shuttle services; the other being general services not associated with the campus shuttles, but also used extensively by the student population.

The South Springs Master Plan includes a site suitability analysis, analysis of the housing market, a marketability analysis, and a final site design recommendation for the South Springs development.

The Campus Ecology Plan, which has been completed for the University of Belize campus at Belmopan, includes a profile of the site, a campus planning process, a series of recommendations, a water, wastewater and stormwater plan, and a plan for the campus living-learning laboratory.

The purpose of this plan was to guide Greater Carlsbad’s elected and appointed officials as they lead Eddy County’s largest community into the 21st century. It is a time when Carlsbad faces many challenges, some of them resulting from changes in the national, and now global, economy, and others resulting from actions taken and not taken by Carlsbad in the past. The community has many of the resources it needs to meet these challenges successfully.

The primary objective of this report was to develop fundamental guidelines needed to design an infill housing program that the City of Tallahassee could use in the Frenchtown neighborhood.