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The Misunderstood Millennial… And our Impact on Planning for our Future

I am a millennial.  One of the 73 million born roughly between 1982 and 2001 that makes up a quarter of the population in the U.S. and the largest generation of its workforce.  We are creative, multi-tasking, tech-savvy souls who love our social media. We also like living in walkable urban environments with a sense of place. When… Read more »

Defining and Celebrating Our Great Places

One of the things I enjoy most is finding a place that I can claim as my own. There’s an old Jimmy Buffett tune, “I Have Found me a Home,” which captures the comfortable ease of becoming part of an accessible, inviting community like Jimmy found in Key West and I’ve found in Dunedin, Winter… Read more »

Improving Accessibility, Livability and Economic Opportunity in the Pinellas Gateway

Oh, baseball and the Gateway! The Atlanta Braves’ spring training facility proposed for the Pinellas Gateway area’s former landfill site, known as Toytown, made for good headlines and social media commentary this past week. The Gateway is the first place people reach when they cross into Pinellas County from Tampa on the Howard Frankland Bridge,… Read more »