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Date Released: February 13, 2023

Pompano Beach Welcomes Renowned Urban Planner Joe Minicozzi

1:00 p.m. at City Hall or at 6:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Tuesday, February 21st

The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to host two free presentations by acclaimed urban planner Joe Minicozzi, founder of the award-winning consulting firm Urban3. Known for his informative yet entertaining approach to explaining complex economic development issues, Minicozzi will address the City’s fiscal health, with a focus on the value of the new Downtown. Join us Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 100 W Atlantic Boulevard or at 6:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center located at 50 W. Atlantic Boulevard when Mincozzi will be joined by a high-profile panel of experts.

The presentation at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center will feature a panel of leading experts including Dennis Bedley, Broward County Market President, SeaCoast Bank; Former Chairman and CEO of Legacy Bank; Barbara Blake Boy, Executive Director Broward County Planning Council; Dave Coddington, Sr. Vice President Business Development at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Paul Lambert, President Lambert Advisory; Jean McIntyre, President and CEO Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Kona Gray, Principal EDSA. The panel will be moderated by Tommy DiGiorgio, Chair of the Economic Development Council and Kim Briesemeister, Principal RMA.

While Minicozzi’s award-winning analytical tools have garnered national attention in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Planetizen, Planning, New Urban News and more, he is also known for presentations that engage all members of the community.

“We’ve found that whether it’s mapping road infrastructure, impervious surfaces, or value per acre, there is power in leveling the playing field. Information equity means allowing the whole community access to the same apples-to-apples data and arming them with the ability to make smarter decisions for the long haul. In my work, it means ensuring that a sixth grader and a PhD in Economics should both be able to understand their community’s economic health,” stated Minicozzi in a Strong Towns article.

Joe Minicozzi holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time. Before moving to Asheville, North Carolina, he was the primary administrator of the Form-Based Code for downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Pompano Beach Welcomes Renowned Urban Planner Joe Minicozzi