The Department of Urban and Regional Planning stimulates and enables practicing planners, aspiring planners, decision makers, and interested public to understand urban and regional systems, public decision making, institutions of planning, and activities of planners; develops and critically examines theories and methods useful to understanding urban and regional systems, public decision making, institutions of planning and activities of professional planners; and utilizes and applies these theories and methods to issues of importance to communities and professionals.
The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.
The American Planning Association - Florida Chapter, provides statewide leadership in the development of sustainable communities by advocating excellence in planning, providing professional development for its members, and working to protect and enhance the natural and built environments.
Jefferson County is located in the heart of "the other Florida," the Florida of rolling hills and stately oaks draped in wispy Spanish moss. Situated in the state's Panhandle, it is the only county that extends from Georgia on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. Known as the "Keystone County," it is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida's northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports. Monticello, the county's seat of government, is just 23 miles east of Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, and is fast becoming one of that thriving city's favorite "bedroom communities."
StarMetro, the transit system, for the City of Tallahassee, FL, operates 12 cross-town routes, as well as university shuttles for Florida State University and Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. StarMetro's paratransit service, Dial-A-Ride, provides transit service for senior and disabled customers. On average, StarMetro provides nearly 4.5 million trips per year.
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