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Post Offices in the United States: From Civic Preserve to Civic Nonsense
A historical account of the postal service in the United States from its early beginnings to present day—its buildings, its architecture, and importance to the well being and economy of towns and cities. Includes a current case study of how a community successfully worked with the postal service to retain its downtown post office and get a new post office building constructed with complementary architecture. An instruction handbook on how to work with the postal service on community facilities is also included. (23 images, 30-45 minute presentation)

PPT-001

$20

“Mixed-Use” Development: What is This Stuff? 
Using examples from around the United States, this lecture provides graphic examples of what the concept of mixed use is and what it is not. There are also images used in a discussion of strategies for implementing mixed-use concept in various situations. (53 images, 60-90 minute presentation)

PPT-002

$30

Better Planning Through Community Visioning and Imaging: Growth and Change on Your Terms
An in-depth review of the planning and social dilemma resulting from modernist forms of development, why there should be efforts to reform current development trends, and how to involve the public in these efforts. Several before and after success stories and a look at how to reform patterns of settlement on a county and regional scale. (168 images, 120-180 minute presentation)

PPT-003

$50

Designing and Building for the Residential District
An explanation of the fundamental design issues that must be handled properly to create traditional residential, office, industrial, and mixed-use districts. Location, street and block structure, building placement, parking placement, building height, public open space, and appropriate building types are all explained in this lecture. A comparative case study of an actual project is also presented. (42 images, 45-60 minute presentation)

PPT-004

$20

Transforming the Automobile Strip: A Story of Seven Cities Along the US 1 Corridor
Documentation of an effort that brought seven cities and a county together in two, seven-day charrettes, to master plan the future of a 15- mile stretch of US Highway 1. The presentation provides: 1) a summary of why the reclamation of this auto-oriented corridor is important for the healthy economic development and revitalization of these seven towns and cities; and 2) a library of before and after imaging reflecting the desires of each of the seven cities to beautify their portion of the highway and to create better addresses for business.

Long version 72 images, 90 to 120 minute presentation ($45)

Short version 36 images, 30-45 minute presentation ($25)

PPT-005

$45

$25

Main Street 101 Seminar
A four-hour presentation packaged as course work for mainstreet program managers and elected officials. Recently updated June 2000. Something for everybody on new urbanism and rebuilding towns and cities. (174 images)

PPT-006

$50

What They Are Building Must Be Illegal
An in-depth look at the power of zoning codes to influence the built environment. Counters the myth that low densities and wide separation of different land uses and buildings create good places. Articulates the six key elements of good urban code and how to revise existing codes to get desired results and build a good urban environment. (30 images, 30-45 minute presentation)

PPT-007

$20

Cities, Towns, Villages, and the Countryside
A presentation emphasizing the importance of agriculture to a region’s economy and environment and how settlement of the countryside can occur without interfering with the business of agriculture. (50 slides, 30-60 minute presentation)

PPT-008

$25

Introduction to the Strategic Regional Policy Plan: The Future of the Region
The story of how the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council developed its landmark Strategic Regional Policy Plan. (92 slides, 30-45 minute presentation)

PPT-009

$15

What is a Charrette? 
This presentation takes you through the steps of the charrette process used by Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council in over 60 locations around the Region and beyond. The importance and value of charrettes, citizen master plans, and “planning in the public” is also presented. (20 images, 15-30 minute presentation)

PPT-010

$10

Balancing the Transportation Land Use Equation
A discussion of the relationship between land use and transportation, the importance of street networks, and why the proper arrangement and connection of land uses really matters. (45-60 minute presentation)

PPT-011

$20

Charrettes: Creating Business Plans for Community Redevelopment
An explanation of how charrettes and charrette master plans are being used by several communities as business plans for economic development. Various before and after images are shown. A summary of how Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council provides its charrette service to communities is also provided. (16 images, 30 to 45 minute presentation)

PPT-012

$20

Community Image Surveys  General Conditions Density Compact Development
A series of images used to gauge an audience’s preference for building types, densities, and the built environment. Instruction and forms are provided on how to conduct and complete the image surveys.
 
General Conditions Survey 60 images ($30)
Density Survey 66 images ($30)
Streets and Roads Survey 60 images ($30)

PPT-013

$30

Better Transportation Planning Through Community Visioning and Imaging
A collection of before and after images from various charrettes with the focus on transforming completely auto-oriented roadway environments more balanced, pedestrian-oriented facilities. (29 images, 30-45 minute presentation)

PPT-014

$15

Rural Communities That Last
A short collection of images representing the visions for the redevelopment of small towns around Lake Okeechobee. Comes with the full report from two charrettes for the Greater Lake Okeechobee Regional Plan for Tourism. (13 images)

PPT-015

$10

Image not available The Anatomy of Safe and Healthy Streets
A detailed presentation illustrating the elements found in great streets. (75 images, 60 minute presentation)

PPT-016

$40

Building Plans and Urban Design Principles for Towns, Cities, and Villages: Story of the Plan Book
The Plan Book features plans for building types appropriate to traditional urban settlement patterns. The book is reminiscent of plan books prevalent before 1940 that offered homebuyers a variety of housing styles that could be built in the neighborhood of their choice. One-half of the book contains 100 building plans that have construction blueprints available so today’s development community can offer consumers choices not currently available. These choices encourage variety in building types as commonly found along streets of mature coastal towns and cities. The other half of the book is dedicated to articulating those urban design principles that build great towns and cities. The book has become a valuable resource to promote market-rate building construction in diverse and more efficient development patterns than are currently the norm. (39 images, 30-45 minute presentation)

PPT-017

$15

Image not available Redevelopment of Urban Areas to Achieve a Community Theme
Similar to Item 3, this presentation provides greater emphasis on community involvement with additional before and after images. (176 images, 120-150 minute presentation)

PPT-018

$50

Traditional Design: Incorporating Bicycles into the Equation
A presentation about how traditional urban planning addresses the needs and safety of bicyclists. Emphasis on design and alternatives to the conventional bike lane. (23 images, 15-30 minute presentation)

PPT-019

$30

Image not available Seven Great Myths of Modern Planning
A discussion pointing out the flaws and misconceptions of the modern planning concepts shaping our landscape today. The following myths are the major focus of this lecture: 1) the urban service boundary line is where growth will stop; 2) low rise and low density equals green; 3) concurrency automatically equals good planning; 4) the “free” market will take care of everything and is actually “free;” 5) big roads must be better and will solve our traffic problems once and for all; 6) what they are building must be illegal; and 7) wide separation of different land uses and buildings will reduce impacts of growth. (presentation currently being assembled)

PPT-020

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The Next Wave of Growth: Are Local Comprehensive Plans Adequate? Are We Ready? 
An examination of a standard county comprehensive plan and how it responds to 40 years of growth under current trends. Using imaging, a look at what happens when land remaining within an existing urban service boundary is exhausted. Alternative scenarios for future settlement of the countryside are also explored.  (currently being assembled)

PPT-021

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Image not available Can’t We All Just Get Along—Working with Your State Department of Transportation: Success Stories from Florida
A perspective on positive changes in the field of transportation planning and design being translated into reality at various locations around the state. A wide range of before and after imaging is used to provide examples. Presentation being prepared for the 2001 National American Planning Association Conference. (currently being assembled)

PPT-022

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Before and After Series Volume I
A large collection of before and after images from various Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council charrettes. (Volume I: 112 images—Volume II: currently being assembled)

PPT-023

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The Transformation of Downtown Lake Worth
A visual representation of the efforts of Lake Worth to redevelop its downtown based on the charrette master redevelopment plan and code prepared by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Special focus on Lake and Lucerne Avenues as the City’s main street and on improvements to Dixie Highway and US 1. (30 images, 30 to 45 minute presentation)

PPT-024

$15

Mixed Use Buildings
A collection of random images depicting different types and scales of mixed use buildings. (100 images)

PPT-025

$50

Master Plans of the Treasure Coast Region
A collection of 14 master plans from towns and cities in Southeast Florida chosen for their diversity and quality. (14 images)

PPT-026

$20

Cities for People and Their Robot Friends
Brief history of cities and the importance of the town center.

PPT-027

$10

Citizen Participation… Okay, But Only If I Have To!
Explains why the public process is important for planning, how to plan for it, and make the public process successful.

PPT-028

$15

Infill Housing
Describes Barriers to housing infill and how to create an infill housing strategy plan.

PPT-029

$15

Infill Doesn’t Work…I tried it (?)
Describes the impediments to infill and ways to change zoning to encourage infill.

PPT-030

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Components of Sustainable Design for a Region
First of a series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Components of Sustainable Design for a Region give a brief history of the SRPP and ways the TCRPC can help shape public policy.

PPT-OS-01

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Neighborhood Scale
Series of presentations given to TCRPC Board and others. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Neighborhood + Neighborhood = Community. Neighborhood Scale discusses how to design a neighborhood that is pedestrian friendly and how to link with other neighborhoods to build a healthy and vibrant community.

PPT-OS-02

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Neighborhood Center – Town Center
Third in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Neighborhood Center – Town Center compares traditional neighborhood and town centers to suburban sprawl centers. The importance of defining and addressing the neighborhood edge and appropriate places and scale of retail also discussed.

PPT-OS-03

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Streets, Blocks, and Alleyways: Interconnectivity and Detailing the Street
Fourth in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Streets, Blocks, and Alleyways: Interconnectivity and Detailing the Street compares traditional streets to suburban sprawl streets, demonstrates why connectivity is important to a community, explains the importance of proper street width and building height, describes various types of streets in neighborhoods, and illustrates proper block sizes and types.

PPT-OS-04

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Parks and Open Spaces
Fifth in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Parks and Open Spaces compares traditional forms of open space to suburban sprawl space, describes various types of open space, defines public open space, and gives rules on designing open space.

PPT-OS-05

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Civic and Public Buildings: Placement and Prioritiy
Sixth in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Civic and Public Buildings: Placement and Prioritiy compares the characteristics of traditional civic buildings to suburban sprawl public buildings, explains how to integrate a public building with the fabric of a neighborhood, illustrates how to place public buildings, illustrates the importance of architecture, and shows how to place the parking.

PPT-OS-06

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Mix of Uses: Vertical and Proximal Relationships
Seventh in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. Mix of Uses: Vertical and Proximal Relationships compares the characteristics of traditional buildings and uses to suburban sprawl uses, illustrates the consequences of segregating uses, describes the ideal mix of uses, gives examples of mixed use, and how to design a mixed-use parcel and district.

PPT-OS-07

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Mix of Housing: The Integration of Varying Building Types and Price Points
Eighth in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. TCRPC Orientation – Mix of Housing: The Integration of Varying Building Types and Price Points explains how a range of housing types (affordable to upscale) can be harmoniously integrated in a neighborhood, describes the concept of the “transect” for use in a neighborhood, and how this can be a tool for providing workforce housing.

PPT-OS-08

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Building Types: Form, Density and Discipline
Ninth in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. TCRPC Orientation – Building Types: Form, Density and Discipline explains how traditional and suburban sprawl housing fits into the human landscape and presents form-based code as an effective tool for managing growth.

PPT-OS-09

$15

TCRPC Orientation – Parking: How to Handle the Essential Nemesis
Last in the series of presentations given to TCRPC Board. Series describes the principles of good planning and urban design. TCRPC Orientation – Parking: How to Handle the Essential Nemesis explains the importance of proper parking to create a thriving community, dispels the myths that plague new urbanists regarding cars, and explains how different types of parking are used in different conditions i.e. neighborhoods, town centers, and urban areas.

PPT-OS-10

$15

TCRPC Orientation Series
The entire 11 PowerPoint collection. See items PPT's OS 1-10 above for each item in the collection.

PPT-OS-11

$45

Presentation to the Florida League of Cities about the Towns, Villages, and Countryside in North St. Lucie County, Florida. (see North St. Lucie County Charrette Implementation section of website). Overview of how the plan evolved from a public charrette to a new model for growth management.

PPT-TVC-01

$15

Focusing on Form. Communities think low-density is good and high densities are bad. But in reality, form is the true key to making great communities. This presentation explains why.

PPT-042

$15