St. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2014) — The USF St. Petersburg Florida Studies Program will present a trio of distinguished planning experts discussing the past, present and future of urban and regional planning in Florida and St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at Harbor Hall.
The program is titled “The (Fading?) Promise of Urban and Regional Planning in Florida.” It will feature Rollins College Professor Bruce Stephenson, author of Visions of Eden: Environmentalism, Urban Planning, and City Building in St. Petersburg, Florida, 1900-1995; Tom Pelham, former Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs under Governors Bob Martinez and Charlie Crist; and St. Petersburg City Council Chairman Karl Nurse.
The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary buffet dinner will be served and complimentary parking will be available in the lot at the south end of Harbor Hall, 1000 3rd St S, St Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 873-4872.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA STUDIES PROGRAM: Since 2003, USF St. Petersburg’s Florida Studies Program has offered graduate-level coursework to shine a light on Florida’s history, culture and environment. The Florida Studies Program brings together faculty from history, economics, geography, political science, anthropology, and other disciplines to create an integrated, in-depth exploration of our state’s changing identity as a part of the American South as well as a bridge to the Caribbean Basin.