PlusUrbia’s Juan Mullerat is honored to present “Affordable Pockets for Healthy Living: Little Havana USA” at the American Planning Association Florida statewide conference coming up in September in Tampa.
FROM DARK STREET TO GREEN ALLEY / AFFORDABLE POCKETS FOR HEALTHY LIVING: LITTLE HAVANA USA
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Inner city neighborhoods such as Miami’s Little Havana have good bones, but need urban interventions to increase healthy living. We’ll explore both assets (including high density to support public transit; affordable housing in close proximity to jobs) and challenges including lack of park space for healthy recreation, limited access to fresh food and a zoning code that prevents infill with small units and no parking. For a fraction of what exurbs or new towns cost, the inner city can be retrofitted in a more sustainable manner. The session will also focus on creative ways to change alleys, narrow utility corridors that are rarely seen as public spaces, to make them inviting public places, as well as “green infrastructure”. The session will focus on the traditional uses of alleys, and some ideas for transforming them into inviting public spaces. Example projects will be shown from a variety of communities with a wide range of community development objectives and outcomes.
Principal, PlusUrbia Design
DAVID M. HAIGHT, FAICP, LEED AP ND
Project Manager, Atkins