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Tuesday, August 29 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Live Local - Affordability Near Transit

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Locating affordable and diverse housing options near amenities such as transit is a long-standing best practice. This session will provide insights from recent transit corridor and transit-oriented development efforts around the state incorporating affordable and missing middle housing. Discussion will include how the Live Local Act (2023) and additional provisions adopted in HB 1339 (2020) may further these efforts.

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Stephen Bender

Program Director, UF CityLab-Orlando, University of Florida
Stephen Bender is Instructional Associate Professor at University of Florida Citylab-Orlando, where he teaches graduate architecture with a focus on revitalizing neighborhoods through design. As a program with an emphasis on urbanism, especially concerning Florida cities, Citylab... Read More →
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Whit Blanton

President, APA Florida
Whit Blanton is the executive director of Forward Pinellas, a public agency responsible for countywide planning, integrating use and transportation, and setting priorities for state and federal transportation funding. Hired in 2015 upon the merger of the Pinellas County Metropolitan... Read More →

Anthony De Yurre

Partner, Bilzin Sumberg
Anthony De Yurre is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Relations Group. His practice focuses on the representation of real estate developers and investors in complex land use and zoning matters with a focus on transit oriented development, large scale mixed-use... Read More →
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Nathan Kogon

Assistant Director of the Regulatory and Economic Resources for Development Services, Miami-Dade County
Nathan Kogon is the Assistant Director of the Economic and Regulatory Resources Department for Development Services and has been with the County since 2014. In this capacity, he is responsible for all matters relating to zoning administration, subdivision control and zoning policy... Read More →
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Danicka Ransom

Assistant Director, Osceola County
Danicka Ransom has been working within Housing and Community Development Programs for the past 17 years and has over 23 years of local government experience. In her current role as Assistant Housing & Community Services Director for Osceola County she is responsible for the day-to-day... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Executive Ballroom H