APA OMS: Understanding Economic Productivity and Community Vitality Through Land Use - The 8th annual UCF Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series, Fall 2018

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8 p.m. EST

Orlando, FL, United States

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Land use economics is an effective tool to understand ways a community can proactively manage growth. It is also a fiscally smart way to use land more wisely. However, few communities consider the important role that the value of land plays in land use planning, zoning, placemaking and capital improvement planning. The goal for Urban3’s lectures is to change the way people think about the cost of development, sprawl and the value of land.


Joe Minicozzi, Urban3’s principal and innovative urban economist and planner, leads the presentations and guides participants to gain a better understanding of the tie between economic productivity and community vitality through land use.


The general learning objectives for Urban3’s lectures include:


  • Developing an understanding about how land use and zoning effects a city’s economic productivity and vitality


  • Discovering the ways land use and zoning policies are connected to built environments, and implications of those connections


  • Understanding how tax policy’s role in shaping the built environment


Gaining new perspective on urban development patterns, and how tax and fiscal policy can fuel market demand for sprawl.


Joe Minicozzi, AICP

Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to explain and visualize market dynamics created by tax and land use policies. Urban3's work establishes new conversations across multiple professional sectors, policy makers, and the ... Read More

Owen Beitsch, FAICP

Dr. Beitsch is active in the management and execution of complex studies for public and private clients with a particular interest in special issues confronting downtown and other urban areas, demonstrated by his civic as well as his business activities. He has held an active leadership role in the Tampa ... Read More

Contact Info

Roberta Fennessy, Roberta.Fennessy@ucf.edu