Award Spotlight: Planning lab awarded state grant for disaster mitigation

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has received an award of $348,898 through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program. Governor Ron DeSantis announced January 8 that nearly $20 million has been awarded to 37 counties, municipalities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations through the program, which provides funding to develop or…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Doan from Urban and Regional Planning

What is your name?Dr. Petra Doan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am a professor and PhD Director in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become an…

Envisioning St. George Island: A Graduate Planning Project at the Front Lines of Community Engagement and Sustainability

Florida is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and top-ranked tourist destinations.  Florida also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s fastest growing states. Balancing the desires and demands of our ever-growing population with the need to ensure the viability of our economic and natural resources has long been a challenge faced…