Dr. Murray at the Florida APA Conference

At the 2013 APA Florida Annual Conference, Dr. Ned Murray, AICP participated in a panel presentation and discussion with Mr. Alberto Vargas, MArch, Planning Manager of Orange County and Mr. Stuart Kennedy, Program Officer at The Miami Foundation.

The session titled Beyond Placemaking - Community Making Principles that Build on the "Soul of a Place" provided an understanding of what makes a place genuine and unique and inspires a collective vision of everyday settings which allow residents to experience the "soul of a place". Dr. Murray and the other panelists discussed the importance of integrating sustainable principles via a community's cultural heritage and focused efforts for improving livability through public spaces and urban mobility that can enhance connections to careers and networks.

You may download a copy of his presentation here.