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Case Studies

Hill Avenue Drainage

Due to flooding, the Town of Mangonia Park decided to improve its stormwater infrastructure. We received a $500,000 grant to do the engineering and design and we had a phased approach for construction. The money for Phase I was awarded by the Department of Environmental Protection. The project began in October 2013. All the residents […]

Advanced Hydrologic Modeling

In 2006, Broward County partnered with the US Geological Survey to develop a numerical model tracking the movement of saltwater inundation in the northern third of the County. The initial results established that the model accurately represented the historic movement of the saltwater front. In addition, sensitivity analyses helped identify the contribution of various factors […]

Transportation Management Initiative

The City’s Transportation Management Initiative (TMI) program was established to develop solutions to local traffic congestion problems. The TMI is much like a resource for residents and employees, offering alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, taking the train or bus, riding a bike, and/or walking. The TMI offers a Tri-Rail shuttle system connecting Tri-Rail […]

South Miami Intermodal Transportation Plan

The City of South Miami desires to enhance the existing transportation system and mobility choices available to residents, workers, and visitors to the City. Despite its many positive attributes, challenges exist within the transportation system, making it difficult for the City to maintain the Pleasant Living ideal. The beginnings of a greenway network are in […]

Atlantic Greenways Network

Through the development of the Atlantic Greenway Network (AGN), the City of Miami Beach is creating a regional alternative transportation network, which will interconnect key inter-modal centers, business districts, cultural/tourism centers, residential neighborhoods, parking facilities, parks, schools, and the beaches. The AGN is comprised of a citywide system of bicycle/pedestrian trails/facilities, enhanced public transit facilities, […]

Doral Transit System (DTS) and Tracking System

The City of Doral conducted a local circulator planning/feasibility study under a grant from the Miami-Dade County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The study was brought before Council on June 13, 2007 and was approved as a pilot program. Consequently, the City launched a two-year pilot program on February 1, 2008. The Doral Transit System (DTS) […]

Tree City USA

In 2008, the Village pursued a program that sought to increase the tree canopy within our community. The desire was to reduce the heat island affect, promote the greening of the Village, and improve the overall esthetic of the Village. The initiatives that were pursued resulted in the Village being designated a Tree City USA […]

Urban Forestry

At the heart of the Florida Keys is the City of Marathon. This fishing community holds the distinction of having beautiful clear waters and rare and unique plant communities. In order to conserve and protect native species and vegetation from the threats of development and invasive exotic plantings, Marathon desired to increase the proliferation of […]

Connecting the Blocks

The Connecting the Blocks Program is a multimodal connectivity implementation program established to accomplish the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision developed with community input. During that visioning process, one of the primary focuses was the Goal of “We Are Connected: We move seamlessly and easily through a safe transportation system where the pedestrian is […]

Resilient Redesign: Dania Beach

On August 10-13, 2014, regional stakeholders from across Southeast Florida joined Dutch, national and local experts in a collaborative design effort focused on improving community resilience to climate change impacts through innovative design strategies. The four-day event titled “Southeast Florida Resilient Redesign Workshop” was co-hosted by the four County Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, […]