Active City ConferenceJanuary 26-27, 2017Tampa, Florida
January 26-27, 2017
Active City Conference
Tampa, Florida
Thank you to those who attended and supported the ACTIVE CITY Conference on Health, Wellness and Urban Design! Professionals from over a dozen different fields participated in the event looking to expand their knowledge about the design and impact of healthy communities. If you have questions about the event or would like to discuss future collaboration opportunities, please contact the Florida Center for Community Design & Research at the University of South Florida.

Hosted by the Regional and Urban Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida ACTIVE CITY Conference was multidisciplinary exchange of ideas on how the intersection of health and urban design is shaping communities. Attended by designers, planners, business leaders and health professionals from around the country seeking to expand their knowledge about the impact of the built environment on health and wellness.
Conference Dates:

Thursday January 26, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tampa Bay History Center - Outdoor Patio (801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602)

Friday January 27, 2017 • 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tampa Convention Center (333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602)
Keynote Speakers:
Peter Kageyama
Author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and their Places

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places. Planetizen recognized For the Love of Cities as a Top 10 Book in 2012 in urban planning, design and development. He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of 'the city.'

Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders that is dedicated to improving the practice of local government. Since speaking to them in 2013, Peter has become a special advisor to America in Bloom. He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

Session Speakers:
Richard Berman
Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability

Richard Berman is the Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, Visiting Social Entrepreneurship Professor at the MUMA College of Business, and a Courtesy Professor at the Institute for Innovation & Advanced Discovery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. A recognized global leader in health care education and management, he has consulted for the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, McKinsey & Company, and the government of Rwanda.

From 1972 to 1974, he worked in Washington, DC for the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He carried this knowledge with him to Albany, New York, where he was a cabinet official from 1977 to 1982, first as Director of the New York State Office of Health Systems Management and then as Commissioner of the Division of Housing and Community Renewal. He was Executive Vice President of NYU Medical Center and Professor of Health Care Management at the NYU School of Medicine from 1983 to 1986 and then joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant. Following this, he spent four years in various roles in the executive search field with Korn Ferry International and Howe-Lewis International. In 1995, Richard was selected by Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY to serve as its tenth President. Richard served as President from 1995 to 2009 and is credited with turning the struggling college into a high-ranking liberal arts college.

A hands-on leader, Richard has dedicated his life to improving health, education, housing, and a civil society; domestically and globally. He has served as New York State commissioner of housing and economic development, the Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equality of the American Council on Education, Division III President's Council of NCAA, ProPAC, New York State's Commissioner's Advisory Council on Higher Education, and as a trustee of State University of New York (SUNY). He also served as an advisor to the Joint Special Representative of the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) - at the time, the largest peacekeeping operation in the world. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President of New York University (NYU) Medical Center and Professor of Health Care Management at the NYU School of Medicine.

He is currently an elected member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and is on the Board of EmblemHealth, a healthcare company, as Chairman of the Quality of Care Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is a current member of the Seeds of Peace Board of Directors, in which he served as the Chairman of the board from 2006 to 2012. He also serves as a board member for the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria and Emergency USA.

Richard attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1966 and his MBA and MPH degrees in 1968. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Manhattanville College and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from New York Medical College.

Laura Cantwell
Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Florida

Laura Cantwell is an Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, based in St Petersburg. She began her career at AARP in August 2005 and is lead on livable community issues. She serves as the state liaison on AARP's Network of Age Friendly Communities. Previously, she worked as AARP Florida's lead on health care and consumer policy issues. She holds an M.S. in Aging Studies from Florida State University.

Tom Clark, FAIA, EDAC
Principal, Clark/Kjos Architects

Tom has 30 years of experience designing health care facilities at all scales, healthcare campus master plans, community health projects and leadership of related original research studies. Tom has created health campuses to include health-promoting neighborhood amenities, including greenspace, pedestrian paths, health retail, and farmers' markets. As Principal at Clark/Kjos Architects his focus is leading the research-based practice, where innovative solutions build upon research knowledge. Recent national conference presentations include multiple topics related to research-informed design process. Tom's design and planning work is widely published and has garnered numerous national and regional awards from the AIA, IIDA, Healthcare Design, Modern Healthcare, American Society of Healthcare Engineering, and for design excellence, sustainability, and team collaboration methods.

He is President-elect of the 7,000 member AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, with leadership of its Research Initiatives, Webinars, and Academy Journal. As healthcare systems are now mandated to pivot to community health management, Tom is leading the Academy's initiative to be more inclusive of urban design strategies supporting community health.

Michelle Cyr
Field Coordinator, AARP Florida

Michelle Cyr is an AARP Florida Field Coordinator for Tampa Bay. In partnership with volunteers and community allies, Michelle works to connect the Bay area's 50+ population with information, resources, and events aimed at engaging people where they live, helping them navigate their "what's next" and discover real possibilities. She also works in collaboration with elected officials, business and community leaders to make St. Petersburg and Tampa communities where people can safely and affordably live, work, and play as they age.

David Dixon, FAIA
Senior Urban Design Principal, Stantec

A sought-after expert in urban planning and design, David is well known for helping create new, mixed-use urban districts (in both cities and suburbs) and the planning, revitalization, and redevelopment of downtowns.

His current and recent work focuses on urban transformations, including the reemergence of the long-depressed East Franklinton neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, as an arts/innovation district; creation of a master plan for the nine-million-square-foot, mixed-use Water Street District adjacent to downtown Tampa; and market-driven redevelopment of a public housing site into One Charlestown-a 3,200-unit, mixed-income neighborhood with no displacement in one of Boston's most historic neighborhoods.

David's impact hasn't gone unnoticed-he's won dozens of awards from the likes of the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the International Downtown Association. A Fellow of the AIA, David was honored with their Thomas Jefferson Medal for "a lifetime of creating livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns."

Joseph W. Dorsey
Adjunct Professor, Research Capstone Director, Food Sustainability and Security Concentration Director, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida

Dr. Joseph W. Dorsey is an Adjunct Professor, Research Capstone Director, and Food Sustainability and Security Concentration Director in the Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and a LEED Green Associate. Dr. Dorsey holds a B.S. in Human Ecology from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a major in human food and nutrition, and he earned his Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, specializing in environmental policy and behavior. He has held faculty positions at Michigan State University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the University of South Florida - St Petersburg. In PCGS, Dr. Dorsey teaches the MA program's core course, Concepts and Principles of Sustainability and the food concentration course, The Future of Food: Environment, Health and Policy, and he facilitates an undergraduate course on sustainable urban development in the Honors College. His research interests include brownfield redevelopment; urban agriculture in developed and developing nations; corporate social responsibility and sustainability management; and environmental justice and community economic empowerment initiatives. Prior to his doctoral career, Joseph was a clinical nutritionist in Africa and the Caribbean, and a public health professional in the United States.

Shaun Drinkard
Director of Placemaking, Tampa Downtown Partnership

Shaun Drinkard currently is the Executive Director at Friends of the Riverwalk & Director of Placemaking with the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

As Executive Director of Friends of the Riverwalk, he oversees the programming, development and the management of the organization. In concert with the City of Tampa's Riverwalk development efforts, Friends of the Riverwalk serves to promote and activate Tampa's Riverwalk.

As Director of Placemaking with the Tampa Downtown Partnership he takes a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. He helps visions evolve quickly into implementation strategies, beginning with small-scale, do-able improvements that can immediately bring benefits to public spaces and the people who use them.

Katharine Eagan, AICP
Chief Executive Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Katharine Eagan was promoted to HART CEO, following six months as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Eagan was previously the Chief Operating Officer, a position she was appointed to in July 2011. As COO, Ms. Eagan led a team of more than 500 employees who carry out key functions at the agency, including service planning, scheduling, marketing maintenance, and operations for the agency's fixed-route bus service, HARTFlex on-demand van service, HARTPlus paratransit service for people with disabilities, and TECO Line Streetcar System. An energetic and sought-after leader in her field, Ms. Eagan is an effective communicator with strong analytical abilities who has a track record of leading teams to achieve outstanding results. She was recently chosen as part of Mass Transit's 40 under 40 List.

Ms. Eagan came to HART in 2009, where she served as the Chief of Service Development at HART, directing marketing and community relations, as well as route design and scheduling. During her tenure, HART initiated award-winning marketing programs and achieved record-breaking ridership gains, while reducing operational costs. October 2012 marked the highest month for bus ridership in HART history and bus ridership has been on the rise almost every month since 2010.

Prior to joining HART, Ms. Eagan directed service development at the Maryland Transit Administration, the 14th most heavily used transit system in the United States (according to the APTA 2009 Fact Book). Her department developed schedules and work assignments for four local bus divisions with over 1,100 bus operators and a fleet of over 600 vehicles.

Ms. Eagan holds a master's degree in public administration from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, and a bachelor's degree (cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. She is also a member of the Tampa chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

JoAnne Fiebe
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Florida Center for Community Design + Research, University of South Florida

JoAnne Fiebe is driven by a passion to enhance the quality of the public realm through sustainable urbanism and community design. With twelve years of experience in both the public and private sectors, she has managed a range of urban design, planning, and public engagement projects.

Prior to joining the Florida Center for Community Design and Research as a research faculty member, JoAnne worked for the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization on long-range planning, economic development, and policy design for transit-oriented development in the Washington D.C. metro area. Her previous experience included master planning and managing entitlements for large residential and mixed-use projects at several development firms in Tampa, Florida and as a project manager for Guerrero Design Studio in Miami. For the past seven years, she has served on the board of a non-profit urban design collaborative, The Urban Charrette which cultivates knowledge of leading urban design practices to build vibrant cities. She also teaches graduate courses at the University of South Florida on city design and sustainable urban development.

Ms. Fiebe has a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters of Urban and Community Design from the University of South Florida where she also worked at the Center for Urban Transportation Research and co-authored a study on transit and bicycle lanes. She has been published by the Transportation Research Board, the National Civic Review, and her research was cited in the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide. In her career, Ms. Fiebe has led over 20 public planning projects including over a dozen design charrettes. She participated in the Urban Land Institute Regional Land Use and Leadership Institute and was a resource team member for two Mayor's Institute for City Design programs. She is a member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, is LEED accredited, and a certified charrette planner.

Wayne Feiden, FAICP
Lecturer of Practice in Regional Planning

Wayne Feiden, FAICP, teaches Planning Tools and Techniques and co-teaches Judicial Planning Law. Wayne is also the Director of Planning and Sustainability for Northampton. He led that city to earn the nation's first Five-STAR Communities rating for sustainability and the highest "Commonwealth Capital" score, the former Massachusetts scoring of municipal sustainability efforts. Wayne oversees the city's planning, conservation, and plan implementation efforts. His focus includes downtown revitalization, sustainable transportation, open space preservation and recreation, and streamlined regulatory efforts. Wayne's publications include three American Planning Association PAS reports, Assessing Sustainability, Planning for On-Site and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, and Performance Guarantees, as well as other peer-reviewed and research papers. Wayne's paid and pro-bono consulting focuses on short-term strategic interventions on projects as varied as a greenway in Santa Rosa, master planning on the Hopi reservation, downtown planning in Port Angeles, waterfront planning in Staten Island, and master planning in Haiti. Wayne's Eisenhower Fellowship to Hungary (1995), Fulbright to South Africa (2007), and Fulbright to New Zealand (2011) all focused on sustainability. His upcoming German Marshall Fund Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship to Europe will focus on how small legacy cities recovery from industrial decline.

Jeremy Fojut
Chief Innovation Officer, NEWaukee

Jeremy Fojut has 16 years of applying unique approaches to complex problems to increase engagement, economic development and awareness for businesses, neighborhoods and organizations. His proven philosophy to employee or community engagement is change everything and create solutions that spread and empower. Utilizing Jeremy's change everything and empower everyone ideology, NEWaukee was able to grow from a couple hundred subscribers to over 200,000 in less than 7 years without the need for traditional advertising.

You might be familiar with some of Jeremy's programming ideas that have created a new vision for Milwaukee. The Night Market which brought millions of dollars of economic development to a revitalization effort along a commercial corridor. He also created a legacy event in the Silver City Neighborhood called the International Food and Art Walk. This program assisted the Silver City neighborhood in creating a economic driver for the small businesses and branding the neighborhood as a destination.

Jeremy developed a program called Tournavation which is a tournament of innovated ideas to solve Milwaukee's challenges by crowd sourcing community input and allowing people to pitch on stage their solutions. The Tournavation has led to programs like the Night Market, Artery Project, the Mayor's Home/Grown Project and health software piloting in Milwaukee Public Schools. Jeremy's programs have a wide range of users that address the arts, small business, culture, economic development and neighborhood identity.

He also is expanding the country's first Young Professional Week created in 2011 to a state-wide initiative to attract and retain talent in 2015. Young Professional Week recently won an Innovation Award from the International Economic Development Council He is now leading the charge on the Wisconsin 72 initiative. An initiative to unite Wisconsin's 72 counties around a talent attraction and retention strategy.

Jeremy now speaks, consults and creates talent retention and attraction projects across the country for municipalities, chambers, organizations and companies looking for innovative solutions connect people to place.

Adam Fritz
President, The Urban Charrette, Inc.

Adam Fritz is a Project Manager for Rowe Architects, Inc in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Fritz has over 20 years of experience in architecture and has served as the Associate Director of AIA Tampa Bay in 2007. Adam received his Masters of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida. Through his graduate research in urban design, Adam developed an interest in the sustainable design of central city cores. He has participated in urban design forums around the country including Rebuilding New Orleans, the Transit-Oriented Development Conference in Washington D.C., and the Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) Conference "Expanding Scale: Architects as Design Agents in the City and Region." Adam currently serves as the vice chair for the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), and has previously taught Design Theory at the International Academy of Art and Design and Architectural Diagraming at his alma matter. In April 2007, Adam co-founded the Urban Charrette, a non-profit design and education collaborative that advocates for, and assists communities in building more livable neighborhoods and cities by stimulating civic engagement, linking policy and practice at local, state and national levels, and providing recommendations based on research. Adam is interested in fostering civic design initiatives in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the country.

Gary Gaston
Executive Director, Nashville Civic Design Center

Gary Gaston is the Executive Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center, and also serves as a Lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. He joined NCDC in 2002, and has led numerous planning and design efforts for the organization. Gary was a contributor to The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City, published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2005, and co-authored Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities, published in 2012. Gary served as the project director and executive producer of the NEA funded documentary film Design Your Neighborhood; and is co-author of a new book, Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan, released by Vanderbilt University Press in April 2016.

Gaston is a Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Silver Medal recipient. Next City Magazine named Gary a "Next American Vanguard" in 2010; he was a member of the 2010-2011 Leadership Nashville class; is an alumnus of the Young Leaders Council; and has served on the Board of Directors of Nashville CARES, Artrageous, LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Historic Nashville Inc., and advisory boards for Transit Now Nashville and Urban Green Lab.

Kebreab Ghebremichael
Assistant Professor, Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida

Dr. Ghebremichael is an Assistant Professor at the Patel College of Global Sustainability and has been involved in research, teaching and consultancy projects. His research focuses on sustainable water treatment and wastewater reuse and resource recovery within the framework of integrated urban water management (IUWM) that strives to close the urban water cycle, assess the negative and positive interactions between water supply, wastewater and urban drainage, and analyzes the recovery of energy and nutrients from waste streams. He is involved in the development of tools for Integrated Urban Water management as well as green infrastructure. He has published a book, three book chapters and more than 20 peer reviewed journal and conference papers.

Currently he teaches courses in sustainable water resources planning and management, green infrastructure and global sustainability. Prior to joining to USF, Dr. Ghebremichael has studied and worked in Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands and Eritrea. Dr. Ghebremichael is a civil engineer by profession and received his PhD in Water Resources Engineering and his MSc in Water Engineering.

Trent Green, RA
Associate Professor, Director of Master of Urban and Community Design Program, University of South FLorida

Trent Green teaches architectural design and urban/community design studio courses, and seminar courses on housing and community design. Professor Green's areas of research includes urban/community design planning, economic development/community revitalization, housing/residential development strategies and development regulations.

He has developed community revitalization strategies and urban design plans for a number of Florida communities. Professor Green has served as an urban design consultant with URS Corporation South and HDR Planning, and was an advisor on the Tampa Rail Project. His community service record includes membership on the Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Steering Committee, Hillsborough Habitat for Humanity and The Children's Museum of Tampa boards of directors. Green received the Star of the Month award in July 2008 from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Kente Award for Community Service in 2005, awarded by the USF President and Department of Community Affairs. His professional work has been recognized by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Professor Green has published numerous urban design reports that have been adopted as components of redevelopment ordinances in several communities. He has lectured on issues related to downtown and community development, African-American Heritage and the design of affordable housing.

Professor Green earned his Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, his Bachelor in Architecture from Hampton Institute (University) and his Associate of Arts from Polk Community College. He also completed additional studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate Development.

Keith Greminger
Senior Planning and Urban Design Manager, Kimley-Horn

Mr. Keith G. Greminger is a registered architect and the Practice Builder and design lead for Urban Design and Community Planning services for the Tampa office of Kimley-Horn and Associates, a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary design and engineering firm serving the Tampa Bay area since 1978.

Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, Mr. Greminger served for three years as the Urban Design, Planning and Mixed Use Practice Leader for the Tampa office of Gensler; seven years as the head of Commercial Development and Planning for URS Corporation in Tampa and prior to that had his own architecture and consulting practice Greminger Design Services from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Greminger began his career with a twenty-year tenure at Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) starting in their Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., was selected as part of the team that initiated HOK's first international office in Hong Kong, and relocated to Tampa as the project designer for the Tampa Convention Center. His project background includes community and urban master planning, commercial development, hospitality, retail, residential design, corporate headquarters and public facility projects.

Mr. Greminger graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University with an emphasis on place-making through planning and urban design. He continues to guest lecture and jury student work at the University of South Florida and University of Florida Schools of Architecture and Community Design.

Mr. Greminger's personal commitment to the community extends to local, national and international organizations. He is the Past President of the Tampa Section of the American Institute of Architects, Past Chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, serves on the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Board Member of the American Victory Ship and is the Co-Founder of the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Institute (TBIDBI), raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. In 2011, the TBIDBI hosted the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship in Tampa, bringing over 20 nations to the Tampa waterfront that created an economic impact of approximately $4 million dollars. His commitment to family and youth development is recognized through 20 years as a Coach and Board member of the Bayshore Little League on Davis lslands, overseeing the park's growth and recreational facility development. Keith has been married to his wife Vivian for 30 years and has four grown children.

Sashikanth Gurram
Ph. D. Candidate
Sashikanth Gurram is a Ph.D. candidate in the USF Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He holds a master's degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He is currently working on his dissertation which involves understanding and predicting the impact of urban transportation infrastructure design on human exposure to traffic-related air pollution with a focus on impacts on social equity. Mr. Gurram's advisors are Dr. Amy L. Stuart and Dr. Abdul R. Pinjari.
Fuller Hanan
Community Development Coordinator

As the Community Development Coordinator, Fuller's current focus is on evaluating the impact of health disparities created by the built environment and providing policy recommendations and design strategy solutions to improve public health in two counties in Tennessee through a Health Impact Project grant funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Fuller serves on the AIA Middle Tennessee Emerging Professionals Committee, is an active member of ULI serving on the Women in ULI committee, and is helping expand the Nashville Civic Design Center's Reclaiming Public Space initiative as a founding member of TURBO: Tactical Urbanism Organizers.

Fuller holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture where she participated in the Rural Studio, studied abroad in Ecuador and spent her thesis year at the Urban Studio studying and working with two distinct Alabama communities utilizing an assets-based approach to community and neighborhood planning to develop both short term and long-range plans for preservation, economic growth and an overall improved quality of life. While at the Urban Studio she had the unique opportunity to participate in the Birmingham R/UDAT in response to the devastating April 2011 tornadoes.

Jason Harper, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal and Senior Medical Planner, Perkins+Will

Jason Harper, Associate Principal, has honed and applied his talent for healthcare facility design for much of his twenty-five-year career. He has successfully guided many healthcare clients through complex, multi-phased planning, and construction projects.

Jason is a meticulous architect. His experience and knowledge of the medical industry and its emerging trends allows him to provide clients with the information and guidance needed to solve short-range problems, as well as achieve successful long-range planning goals. His commitment to fostering the mission of his healthcare clients helps guide his efforts in delivering projects that are at once functional, beautiful, and sustainable. His current focus is on the design response to the profound changes being brought about by health care reform and an increased focus on the impact of design decisions on public health.

Jason also serves as the Co-Chair of the AIA New York Chapter Health Facilities Committee.

Jocelyn Howard
Community Health Improvement Plan Coordinator at Florida Department of Health-Pinellas County

Jocelyn Howard is the manager of Planning & Partnerships at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jocelyn leads Pinellas' Public Health Accreditation and Community Health Improvement Planning initiatives, which involve working closely with partner organizations on projects including Health in All Policies and community needs assessment. Jocelyn has an educational background in Anthropology, and aims to approach public health and health policy with a focus on how social factors affect wellbeing. She combines her work in public health with an interest in media and has contributed to the Journal of Community Health, the Health Leads blog, City Limits magazine, and the Tampa Bay Times.

Mickey Jacob, FAIA
Executive Vice President, BDG Architects

Mickey Jacob, FAIA, a founding principal with Urban Studio Architects, has been practicing architecture in Tampa for 32 years. During that time, he has worked on many successful projects across a variety of project types, focusing on interior architecture, concept planning, office building design consultation, and hospitality building design. Jacob's commitment to leadership in the community and the profession has been the driving force behind his extensive participation in a variety of business and professional organizations. Currently, he serves on the Boards of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Tampa Downtown Partnership, and is an active member of NAIOP. Additionally, Jacob has attained leadership positions in local, state, and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects and was elected to serve as the 2013 AIA President, only the second person from Florida to hold that office in the 157-year history of the AIA.

Walter B. Jones, Jr.
MetroHealth System Senior Vice President of Campus Transformation

Walter Jones joined The MetroHealth System as Senior Vice President of Campus Transformation in October 2014. In this role, Jones is leading revitalization efforts of MetroHealth's three million-square-foot main campus and surrounding community.

Jones brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in hospital campus redesign and construction, most recently from Dallas County Hospital District's Parkland Health and Hospital System in Texas where he was senior vice president of facilities development. In this role he managed the planning, design, development and programming of Parkland's $1.3 billion 865-bed hospital and medical campus project. While at Parkland, Walter oversaw the operation and management of over 500 employees in Engineering, Planning, Design and Construction, Clinical Engineering, Real Estate, and Energy and Sustainability.

Prior to joining Parkland, Walter was an associate with Howell, Rusk, Dodson Architects in Atlanta, GA. While there, he oversaw projects including the major renovation and expansion of Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and Northside Hospital Women's Center. Walter has been practicing architecture since 1979. He started focusing specifically on health care in 1990.

Walter is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects. He is LEED certified in sustainability design by the U.S. Green Building Council, and EDAC certified by the Center for Health Design in the principles of evidence-based design. He received his undergraduate degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University and his master's degree in architecture from Clemson University.

Shannon Kraus, FAIA
Principal and Senior Vice President, Board of Directors, HKS Architects

Focused on innovation around health and well-being, Shannon is passionate about teaming with clients to shape strategies and projects that leverage architecture and design thinking to positively impact their missions, and the communities they serve.

With over 15 years of healthcare planning experience, Shannon has been an integral part of the design and planning of healthcare facilities throughout the United States and abroad on projects of all sizes in scope. His work has been honored with design awards from both the AIA, and Modern Healthcare, and has been recognized in publications such as World Architecture News, Healthcare Design, and Hospitality Design magazines.

A provocative thought leader, in 2005 he served as National Vice President on the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors where he helped organize and lead the organizations knowledge and research agenda. Shannon was a contributing author to the FGI 2010 & 2014 Guidelines for Healthcare Construction. Currently Shannon is a thought leader with the AIA's multi-disciplinary Design Health Leadership Group, which is tasked to empower architects to enhance human health through the power of design in all building types.

In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded young architect of the year from the AIA in 2005. In 2008 he was named one of building design and constructions 40 under 40, and in 2009 was honored as one of the Dallas Business Journal's 40 under 40 honorees. In 2013 he was named Fellow by both the AIA and the ACHA.

Nico Larco
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon | Co-Founder and Co-Director, Sustainable Cities Initiative

Nico Larco is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative, a nationally and internationally awarded, multidisciplinary organization that focuses on sustainability issues as they relate to the built environment. Professor Larco's research focus is on sustainable urban design and how technological advances are changing city form and development. He recently developed the Sustainable Urban Design Framework that organizes the range of urban design elements and approaches related to sustainability.

Professor Larco has received numerous national and international awards for his work and was recently a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in Spain. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Urban Design, the Journal of Urbanism, and the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research. His work has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Forbes, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Financial Times of London. He is a licensed architect and has worked professionally in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, and Development.

Lisa Marier
EVP, Director of Development and Operations, Strategic Property Partners

Lisa Marier joined Strategic Property Partners in May 2016 as the Executive Vice President of Development and Operations where she manages entitlements, design, construction, tenant improvements, leasing, and asset management strategy for the office development portfolio.

Prior to SPP, Ms. Marier was the Senior Vice President of Development at Vornado Realty Trust in Arlington, Virginia. Vornado is a preeminent owner, manager, and developer with a portfolio of more than 100 million square feet, focused in New York and Washington, D.C. markets. She co-managed all development activities in the Washington, DC region.

Marier also served as the Managing Director and Executive Development Officer of the JBG Companies in Washington, DC, where she was directly responsible for 2.8 million square feet of completed and active development projects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

Vikas Mehta, Ph.D., M,Arch
Fruth/Gemini Chair of Communication in the Urban Environment (CUE), Professor of Urbanism, University of Cincinnati

Vikas Mehta, Ph.D., M.Arch., is the Fruth/Gemini Chair of Communication in the Urban Environment (CUE), the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Urbanism in the School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati and the co-editor of the journal Children, Youth and Environments. Dr. Mehta is interested in various dimensions of urbanity through the exploration of place as a social and ecological setting and as a sensorial art. His work focuses on the role of design and planning in creating a more responsive, equitable, supportive and communicative environment. This work emphasizes the sense of place and place distinctiveness, design and visualization of urban places and activities, and cities and regions as just, equitable and sustainable living systems. Dr. Mehta's work on the urban street argues for a heterogeneous, multicultural, multigenerational and multiuse public space. He is the author of Public Space, a 4-volume anthology (Routledge, 2015) and The Street: a quintessential social public space (Routledge, 2013 and 2014) that received the 2014 Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and was also a finalist for the 2014 Francis Tibbalds Award for the Best Book of the Year.

Joel Mills
Director, Communities by Design, American Institute of Architects

Joel Mills is Director of the American Institute for Architects' Center for Communities by Design. The Center is a leading provider of pro bono technical assistance and participatory planning for community sustainability. Through its design assistance programs, the Center has worked in over 200 communities across 47 states. Its processes have been modeled successfully in the United States and across Europe. In 2010, the Center was named Organization of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) for its impact on communities and contributions to the field.

Joel's 18-year career has been focused on strengthening civic capacity and civic institutions around the world. This work has helped millions of people participate in democratic processes, visioning efforts, and community planning initiatives. In the United States, Joel has worked with dozens of communities in over 25 states, leading participatory initiatives and collaborative processes that have facilitated public-private partnerships and led to hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment. His work has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, CNN, The Next American City, Smart City Radio, The National Civic Review, Ecostructure Magazine, The Washington Post, and dozens of other media sources.

In December 2010, he was elected to the Board of Directors for the IAP2-USA. He is also a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), the American Planning Association, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD), and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network.

Cheryl Morgan
Emerita Professor of Architecture, Auburn University

Cheryl is a licensed architect and Emerita Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture of Auburn University. In thirty years of teaching she worked with architectural programs at Georgia Institute of Technology, Oklahoma State and California College of Arts and Crafts. For the last 12 years of her teaching career she was the Director of Auburn's Urban Studio in Birmingham, Alabama. Under Cheryl's leadership, the Urban Studio's Small Town Design Initiative Program worked with over 75 small towns and neighborhoods in Alabama. Morgan practiced architecture and urban design in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked with a number of firms including Environmental Planning and Research, Gensler, and the Gruzen Partnership. Before coming to Auburn in 1992 she was an associate with the Berkeley firm of ELS/Elbasani and Logan. Morgan's professional practice now focuses on urban design, community revitalization and graphic design. She is also an experienced facilitator. Cheryl holds two degrees from Auburn University: a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology). Her Master of Architecture degree is from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. She is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. In 2010 she received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Jefferson County Historical Commission as well as being named to a Woman of Distinction Leadership Award by Auburn's Women's Resource Center. In 2011 she was presented with the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association's Distinguished Leadership Award recognizing her as a "Friend of Planning." In 2012 she received one of Auburn University's highest awards for Achievement in Outreach. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham which honored her in 2016 with the Spain Hickman Service Award.

Allison Nguyen, MPH, CHES
Community Engagement Coordinator, Office of Health Equity at Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County

Allison Nguyen, MPH, CHES, is the Community Engagement Coordinator in the Office of Health Equity at the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. Ms. Nguyen leads the Department's Health in All Policies work and works closely with colleagues and local government agencies on projects and education related to this initiative. She plays a vital role in community assessment processes, including working on a Health Impact Assessment with the Metropolitan Planning Organization and serving on the Steering Committee for the Healthy Hillsborough Community Health Needs Assessment. She is involved in a number of community engagement activities, including the Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force, the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, the Safe and Sound Hillsborough violence prevention collaborative, and recently a collaborative initiative among the DOH-Hillsborough, the University of South Florida College of Public Health and five community-based organizations. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Public Health Education.

Domingo Noriega, PE
Traffic Engineering Technical Leader, AECOM

Mr. Noriega is a senior transportation engineer in the AECOM Tampa office and he leads the AECOM traffic engineering practice in Florida. He has worked and managed a wide range of complex and unique transportation projects around the world. Mr. Noriega's responsibilities have included the preparation, management and coordination of transportation planning and engineering studies, parking and multimodal studies, alternatives development, feasibility studies, travel demand forecasting, public involvement, preliminary engineering, travel demand modeling, traffic micro-simulation, complete streets, safety evaluations, environmental impact statements, interchange access requests, signing, pavement markings and signalization plans and numerous traffic data collection studies.

Michele Ogilvie
Executive Planner, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization

Michele Ogilvie has 29 years of community, land use and transportation planning. In her tenure Ms. Ogilvie has worked on award winning projects such as the Tampa Heights Neighborhood Plan. Ms. Ogilvie has written publications in the Practicing Anthropology journal addressing the impacts of welfare reform on affordable housing and low income households. Ms. Ogilvie holds a BA in Anthropology from Eckerd College and a MA in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and was recognized for her service to the public as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA
President, ArchPlan, Inc.

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA, LEED AP is president of ArchPlan Inc., an architecture and urban design firm in Baltimore specializing in community revitalization, adaptive re-use, historic preservation and transportation planning since 1992. He has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for using his profession to affect communities through advocacy, lately increasingly through writing and as a radio talk show contributor.

Additionally, Philipsen is engaged in the nonprofit sector such as the 1000 Friends of Maryland, a well-respected statewide growth management group which he helped found in 1994, NeighborSpace, an urban land trust for which he is president D center, a non-profit design center in Baltimore which he co-founded; He chaired the Urban Design Committee of AIA Baltimore for 20 years and chairs as an appointed member the national Regional and Urban Design Committee of AIA (RUDC); He is a regular participant of national Advisory Panels of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He was for ten years a member of the Maryland Growth Commission, Subcommittee on Planning Techniques and a member of a blue-ribbon panel to study TOD in Maryland under the Transportation Secretary and was for 10 years a member of a Borough Council in Stuttgart.

He received a master's degree of architecture in Stuttgart, Germany in 1975. He has also worked as an architect and planner in Stuttgart, Germany and London, England and resides in the US since 1986. He has taught architecture and urban design as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland and at Morgan State University, writes regularly on urban issues on his blog Community Architect, is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local events and a regular contributor to local media regarding urban design.

Mr. Philipsen is married to Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, Professor and Director of Academic Affairs Coppin State University; the couple has six adult children.

Wade Reynolds, AICP
Community Planner, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization

Mr. Reynolds is currently a Community Planner with the Hillsborough MPO. Previously, he has served as a land use and transportation planner in Florida and Colorado. He holds a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida (2009) and a Bachelor's of Arts in Environmental Policy from Sewanee: The University of the South (2004).

Meagan Rossi, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, PMP
Senior Director, Delos

Meagan Rossi brings a strong project management background to Delos, having worked extensively on building sustainability in both the public and private sectors. In her previous role, she worked as a design project manager with the Mayor's Office, working to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy throughout the City.

Prior to working with the City, Meagan worked as a consultant on building projects. The projects ranged from interiors, often aiming for LEED, to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certification for an international brand.

Meagan is a certified project management professional (PMP), and is LEED GA accredited. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MPA from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

Taryn Sabia, Ed.M., M.Arch, MUCD
Research Associate Professor, Director of Florida Center for Community Design + Research, University of South Florida

Taryn Sabia's twelve-year career in urban and community design is anchored by a passion to involve citizens in actively shaping the built environment. Her diverse background in architecture, urban design, education, and community engagement has provided a deep understanding of the importance of context-based design, mobility, culture of place, and how these elements inform an urban framework.

Ms. Sabia is Director of the Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida's School of Architecture and Community Design. As a Research Associate Professor, she teaches graduate courses on the city, urban design policy, sustainability, urban form, urban transportation systems, and citizen involvement in urbanism. Her research is committed to the merging of design and civics, particularly related to transit modes and public space. Her community interests focus on engaging citizens in participatory design experiences using tactile urbanism and through this interest founded the Tampa based non-profit, urban design collaborative, Urban Charrette, Inc.

She has worked professionally in the field of architecture on projects related to mixed-use development, historic preservation, and downtown fa├žade redevelopment programs. Ms. Sabia has planned and facilitated over 100 public charrettes and workshops and has authored several articles about community engagement and urban design including a publication in the National Civic Review. In 2015, Ms. Sabia led the Southeast Regional Mayor's Institute for City Design program. She has presented numerous times at national and regional conferences and serves with professional organizations such the American Institute of Architects' Regional and Urban Design Leadership Group.

Ms. Sabia earned her Masters of Urban and Community Design from the University of South Florida, Masters of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design where she was a Graduate Fellow for City-State: RISD's Urban Design Lab and served as a Senate Fellow to the Senior Policy Advisor for the Rhode Island Senate. She holds a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art from Eckerd College.

Erin Simmons
Director of Design Assistance at Communities by Design

Erin Simmons is the Senior Director of Design Assistance at the Center for Communities by Design at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC. The Center is a leading provider of pro bono technical assistance and participatory planning for community revitalization. Through its design assistance programs, the AIA has worked in over 250 communities across 47 states, and has been the recipient of numerous awards including "Organization of the Year" by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), a "Power of A Award" from the Center for Association Leadership, and the "Outstanding Program Award" from the Community Development Society.

Erin is a leading practitioner of the design assistance process, providing expertise, facilitation, and support for the Center's Sustainable Design Assistance Team (SDAT) and Regional and Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) programs. In this capacity, she works with AIA components, members, partner organizations and community leaders to provide technical design assistance to communities across the country. Her portfolio includes work in over 100 communities across the United States. A frequent lecturer on the subject of creating livable communities and sustainability, Erin contributed to the recent publication "Assessing Sustainability: A guide for Local Governments". Prior to joining the AIA, Erin worked as historic preservationist and architectural historian for an environmental and engineering firm, where she practiced preservation planning, created historic district design guidelines and zoning ordinances, and conducted historic resource surveys. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Florida State University and a Master's degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia.

Eric Trull
Program Director, Coast Bike Share
Eric Trull found his way to the world of transportation through a fascination of urban planning and a love for business. He has worked in the Bike Sharing industry since joining CycleHop in early 2013. With the launch of Tampa's Coast Bikes, the first large-scale implementation of a smart bike share system in North America, he has helped pave the way for the future of active transportation. Eric now operates bike share systems in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando, and oversees CycleHop's National Call Center based in Tampa Heights. He was involved in various aspects of the launch in Ottawa and Long Beach as well as the development of the University of South Florida's Share-A-Bull bike share program. His presentation will discuss the new generation of bike share and how it is changing the way we actively navigate our cities.
Haofei Yu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

Haofei Yu is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Health from University of South Florida and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in China. Haofei Yu's research interests are primarily focused on urban air pollution and sustainable city design. He has received several awards and scholarships in the past few years for his research work, including Outstanding Performance Award from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sam Bell Endowed Scholarship from the University of South Florida, Axel Hendrickson Scholarship and Sustainability Research Scholarship from the Air and Waste Management Association. Haofei Yu will continue his academic career as an assistant professor in University of Central Florida starting August 2017.

Jess Zimbabwe
Executive Director, Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, National League of Cities, Urban Land Institute

Jess Zimbabwe serves as founding Executive Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership at the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute. Previously, Jess was the Director of the Mayors' Institute on City Design and served as the Community Design Director at Urban Ecology, providing pro bono community planning and design assistance to low-income neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a licensed architect, certified city planner, a LEED-Accredited professional, and a member of the urban planning faculty at Georgetown University.