World Planning Schools Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2016

Dr. Ned Murray, Associate Director of the Metropolitan Center and Dr. Maria Ilcheva, Senior Researcher, delivered presentations at the World Planning Schools Congress 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Murray discussed how community development interventions can gain better outcomes for affected disadvantaged communities by more effectively planning and managing program service delivery through the use of performance-based data. Dr. Ilcheva presented research on the importance of transportation for quality of life and South Florida transportation solutions.

Dr. Ned Murray's presentation "The Application of Performance-based Indicators to Inform an Integrated Approach to Program and Service Delivery in Concentrated Poverty Neighborhoods" can be viewed here.

Dr. Maria Ilcheva's presentation "Mobility and Access: The Importance of an Integrated Transportation Network for Economic Sustainability and Quality of Life" can be viewed here.

Deerfield Beach Economic Development Strategy, September 2016

On September 6th, 2016 The Met Center's Associate Director, Edward "Ned" Murray, presented to the City Commission proposed strategies to create "a liveable and connected downtown".

See the highlights of the presentation here.

South Florida CRA Lenders Forum Agenda, December 2016

FIU Metropolitan Center presents new Community Development Solutions Program and Enhanced Community Development Model to South Florida CRA Lenders Forum.

See the PowerPoint presentation here.

CUPSO Panel in Athens, OH April 2017

On April 19, 2017, Dr. Howard Frank, Director of The FIU Metropolitan Center, presented at the annual Consortium of University Public Service Organizations's (CUPSO) conference in Athens, OH. You can view his powerpoint presentation here.