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Case Studies

Hill Avenue Drainage

Due to flooding, the Town of Mangonia Park decided to improve its stormwater infrastructure. The town received a $500,000 grant to do the engineering and design. The construction was carried out in phases, with the money for phase I awarded by the Department of Environmental Protection. The project, which found full support from residents and […]

Advanced Hydrologic Modeling

In 2006, Broward County partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop a numerical model tracking the movement of saltwater inundation in the northern third of the county. The initial results established that the model accurately represented the historic movement of the saltwater front, while sensitivity analyses identified how various factors contributed to the […]

Transportation Management Initiative

The City of Boca Raton’s Transportation Management Initiative (TMI) program was established to develop solutions to local traffic congestion problems. The TMI is a resource for residents and employees, offering alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, taking the train or bus, riding a bike, and/or walking. The TMI offers a Tri-Rail shuttle system connecting […]

South Miami Intermodal Transportation Plan

The City of South Miami desires to enhance the existing transportation system and mobility choices available to residents, workers, and visitors to the city. Despite its many positive attributes, challenges exist within the transportation system, making it difficult for the city to maintain the Pleasant Living ideal. The beginnings of a greenway network are in […]

Atlantic Greenways Network

Through the development of the Atlantic Greenway Network (AGN), the City of Miami Beach is creating a regional alternative transportation network, which will connect key inter-modal centers, business districts, cultural/tourism centers, residential neighborhoods, parking facilities, parks, schools, and the beaches. The AGN is comprised of a citywide system of bicycle and pedestrian trails and facilities, […]

Doral Transit System (DTS) and Tracking System

The City of Doral conducted a local circulator planning and feasibility study under a grant from Miami-Dade County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The study was brought before council on June 13, 2007 and was approved as a pilot program. On February 1, 2008, the city launched a two-year pilot program. The goal of the Doral […]

Tree City USA

In 2008, the Village of Palmetto Bay pursued a program that sought to increase the tree canopy within the community. The desire was to reduce the heat island affect, promote the greening of the village, and improve the overall aesthetic of the village. The initiatives resulted in the village being designated a Tree City USA […]

Urban Forestry

At the heart of the Florida Keys is the City of Marathon. This fishing community holds the distinction of having beautiful clear waters and rare and unique plant communities. In order to conserve and protect native species and vegetation from the threats of development and invasive exotic plantings, Marathon desired to increase the proliferation of […]

Connecting the Blocks

The Connecting the Blocks program is a multimodal connectivity implementation program established to accomplish the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision developed with community input. During that visioning process, one of the primary focuses was the goal “We Are Connected: We move seamlessly and easily through a safe transportation system where the pedestrian is first.” […]

Resilient Redesign: Dania Beach

On August 10-13, 2014, regional stakeholders from across Southeast Florida joined Dutch, national, and local experts in a collaborative design effort focused on improving community resilience to climate change impacts through innovative design strategies. The four-day event titled “Southeast Florida Resilient Redesign Workshop” was co-hosted by the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, the […]