Sustainable Town Planning 2021

Roof tops in Seaside, Florida overlooking ocean

Sustainable Town Planning will bring together planners, architects, builders, developers, engineers, and other professionals to discuss the latest trends in construction, architecture, and town planning. Please join us for an informative agenda. Come early for our walking tour of Seaside followed by a networking social (March 24th). Space is limited and this event will sell out.

Agenda

March 24, 2021

3:45 Join us for a walking tour of Seaside led by Mr. Larry Davis followed by a networking reception with our exhibitors and workshop attendees.

March 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 Opening Keynote: Connected Communities

10:00 – 10:30 A Housing Strategy for the 21st Century 

10:30 – 10:45 Networking Break

10:45 – 11:00 Construction Market Outlook

11:00 – 11:30 Live-Work-Play: Developing a Sense of Place

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Keynote Address: Building Resilient Communities

12:45 – 2:00 Panel I: Case Studies in Sustainable Town Planning Roundtable

2:00 – 2:30 Sustainability Planning for Local Governments

2:30 – 2:45 Networking Break

2:45 – 3:15 Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

3:15 – 4:15 Panel II: Innovation & Technology Roundtable

Speakers

Larry Davis

Larry Davis

Originally licensed in 1987, Larry began his real estate career in 1990 after serving as Group Sales Director for SEASIDE®. Licensed as a Broker in 1993, he established Davis Properties of Northwest FL Inc., with the vision of “…not becoming the largest real estate company, but with the goal of being involved in the newest, most innovative and interesting projects.” Following this ideal, Larry was instrumental in planning and sales of Rosemary Beach, participated in early Alys Beach charrettes and has consulted on numerous Traditional Neighborhood Developments.

Andrew Rothfeder

Andrew Rothfeder

Andrew Rothfeder is a real estate developer, consultant, and licensed real estate salesperson in Pensacola, Florida. Andrew has been in commercial real estate for 33 years, including 13 years with an Atlanta-based Real Estate Investment Trust. He is currently developing Red Feather, an 11-townhome neighborhood in downtown Pensacola. Andrew is currently working with the City of Pensacola and Studer Properties to manage development of 28 acres along Pensacola’s downtown waterfront.  Andrew also provides development consulting and brokerage services as an agent of Kuhn Realty, LLC. From 2011 to 2020, he was president of Studer Properties, where he managed a $100mm real estate portfolio, new development projects, and community redevelopment initiatives. 

Jennifer Languell

Jennifer Languell

Marina Khoury

Marina Khoury

Marina Khoury is an expert in traditional neighborhood development and form-based codes and speaks on issues related to creating affordable, sustainable, walkable communities. A licensed architect, she is the director of town planning at the firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (DPZ) and leads the Washington D.C. office. Khoury manages new town plans and urban redevelopment plans in the United States, Canada and Europe. She is also the DPZ project director for Miami 21, an initiative which is rewriting the City of Miami’s current zoning code into the largest-known application of a form-based code. DPZ is widely recognized as a leader in the international movement called New Urbanism, which advocates urbanism that is economically sustainable, socially responsible, and environmentally sensitive. The firm has designed more than 300 communities around the world, including downtown revitalizations, greenfield new towns, brownfield redevelopments, and urban infill sites.

Michael Ohlsen

Pattie Glenn

Pattie Glenn

Laura Cole

Laura Cole

Laura leads the residential and lifestyle arm of Lakewood Ranch, a 31,000-acre master-planned community located in west Florida, developed by Schroeder Manatee Ranch (SMR).  Currently, 21 actively selling villages with 16,000+ entitled lots under 20 builders fall within Laura’s portfolio.  Lakewood Ranch has been ranked the #1 best-selling multigenerational community in the nation by RCLCO and John Burns for three consecutive years (2018, 2019, and 2020). Laura also serves as chief marketing officer for various SMR divisions including LWR Communities (2,000+ annual home sales), LWR Commercial (14.4M square feet of commercial and retail), and the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club (2 clubhouses, 54 holes of golf, 22 tennis courts and fitness center).  Prior to Lakewood Ranch, Laura was vice president of marketing for Willowsford, a 4,000-acre “agri-hood” community in Northern Virginia, awarded “National Community of the Year” by NAHB in 2014.  From 2002 to 2007 Laura served as vice president of corporate development for RCLCO in Washington, DC, and before that, held positions with the Urban Land Institute, Greater Houston Partnership, and IBM/CB Commercial.  She was a founding member of the Houston Technology Center, named by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World,” and has contributed to ULI publications on workforce housing and downtown revitalization.  Laura serves as program co-chair for ULI’s Community Development Council (Gold) and is a member of ULI Tampa Bay’s Executive Committee.  She is a native of Madrid, Spain, and received a B.S. in Urban Development from the University of Arizona.  Laura and her family reside in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Sponsors

Boral Building Products logo
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Forta Asphalt Fiber logo
APA Florida logo

Co-Hosts

Gulf Coast Energy Network logo
Seaside Institute logo
The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton County
Florida Green Building Coalition Logo
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Emily DeVore
Emily@GulfCoastEnergyNetwork.org  
(904) 338-2817

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