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The Florida Center undertakes projects that assess the health of our natural and built environments, to help citizens understand the impacts of urban planning decisions that have been made, and to find new solutions and opportunities to manage future growth.


Hillsborough County Lake and Stream Assessments

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, David Eilers
Program Area: Research
April 2014 - March 2015
Ecosystem evaluation of lakes and streams in Hillsborough County. The product of these investigations will provide the County, lake property owners and the general public a better understanding of the general health of Hillsborough County lakes, in terms of shoreline development, water quality, lake morphology (bottom contour, volume, area, etc.) p ...

Kass Circle Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

Sponsor(s): Hernando County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
December 2013 - May 2014
The goal of this project is to provide a revitalization plan for the Kass Circle neighborhood. The objectives are to gather information about the area, meet with area residents and business-owners to present the information and engage them in visioning for the area, produce a concept plan for the shopping center core area, and provide a follow-up w ...

Indiana Plant Atlas Website Implementation

Sponsor(s): Freisner Herbarium, Butler University
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Keith Bornhorst, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
September 2013 - April 2014
The objectives of this project are to implement an Indiana Plant Atlas similar in function to the Alabama Plant Atlas, ensure that the website is usable on modern tablet devices, and make additional usability enhancements (auto-completion fields, responsive website design, etc.). The efforts included in this project have been designed to meet the e ...

Tidal Creek Survey Support

Sponsor(s): Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Principal Investigator(s): Bridgette Froeschke, David Eilers, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Research
June 2013 - September 2014
This project involves performing vegetation assessment of tidal creeks located within the study areas of the Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Programs.

Florida Water Resources Monitoring Council Monitoring Catalog Design, Implementation, and Maintenance

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Program Area: Informatics
May 2013 - May 2016
The project will include a one-year design and implementation phase (Phase I) and a two-year web and catalog maintenance and refinement phase (Phase II). The initial project period is 12 months and the total project period is 36 months. The primary goal of the first phase of the project is to design and implement an internet-based, publicly accessi ...

Riverwalk Shade Structures Design

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shannon Bassett
Program Area: Design
February 2013 - July 2013
Shade structures for Tampa Riverwalk in site specific, selected locations-masterplanning for the Tampa Riverwalk. The design and construction of these structures will research possible different performance applications from the shade fabric, including solar energy generators and energy for wi-fi centers under them. These shade structures will at o ...

Orange County Data Loggers 2013

Sponsor(s): Orange County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
January 2013 - December 2013
The project sets up and maintains a process that retrieves data from up to three Orange County data loggers, provides review of the results for quality assurance, and outputs the collected data to a Microsoft Access database the county staff can download.

Tools and Training to Support Volunteer-Based Tree Inventories of Florida Communities

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Christian Wells, Barbara Donerly
Program Area: Education
December 2012 - August 2013
In Florida and nationwide, the majority of communities and college campuses lack the resources to develop one of the most fundamental urban forest management tools: the tree inventory. This project will develop the technology and training materials to enable citizen-based tree inventory intiatives and make this technology available to all college c ...

Tampa Build Your Own Water Efficiency Rebate Program

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa Water Department
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
December 2012 - September 2013
This project is intended to enhance public policy and best practices related to efficient potable water use by better understanding why humans conserve. This pilot project in behavioral research allows participants to choose their own ways of reducing water use, offering the City and the University an opportunity to work toward sustainable behavior ...

Wetland Change, 1950s to 2007: Manatee County Supplement

Sponsor(s): Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Research
November 2012 - April 2013
This project is a follow-on to the report "Prioritizing Habitat Restoration Goals in the Tampa Bay Watershed" which analyzed historical changes to freshwater wetland habitats in the Tampa Bay estuary's watershed from 1950 to 2007, identified changes in extent, structure, function and quality of those wetland habitats, assessed the state and condit ...

Encore Site Model and Ella Residential Building Model

Sponsor(s): Tampa Housing Authority
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
October 2012 - February 2013
Encore is a 28-acre site originally occupied by the 483-unit central park village public housing community. Central Park was demolished in 2007. The site is now called Encore and has been master planned as a 12-city block redevelopment with a town square, vaulted storm water system, and other site amenities to facilitate the development of a mixed- ...

East Main-Martin Luther King Jr Quadrant Plan: A Vision for Community and Economic Development

Sponsor(s): City of Bartow
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
October 2012 - September 2013
The objectives for this City of Bartow redevelopment project are diverse, yet clear. In developing a vision plan for the EM/MLK Quadrant, one of the primary objectives of this effort is to engage locals residents and property/business owners in indentifying revitalization and development objectives that reflect the core values of the larger East ...

Village of the Arts Master Planning: Bradenton, Florida

Sponsor(s): Realize Bradenton
Principal Investigator(s): Shannon Bassett
Program Area: Design
October 2012 - June 2013
The Village of the Arts (VOTA) was created in 1999 by the City of Bradenton, FL through its Downtown Development Agency (DDA). Located in the southern portion of downtown Bradenton, it consists of approximately 42 acres and 240 existing residential structures. This master planning project consists of a six-stage plan for the development of a visual ...

Assessing Vulnerabilities from Climate Change: Impacts of Water Provision, Power Relations and Perceptions of Risk on Ecohydrology

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation
Partner(s): USF Department of Anthropology
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Rebecca Zarger
Program Area: Research
September 2012 - August 2014
Coastal cities host 52% of the world's population, and are likely to be highly susceptible to the effects of changes in climate. Yet, much remains to be understood about specific vulnerabilities in particular cities as well as commonalities that can be addressed through mitigation and adaptation across US cities and around the globe. One dominant i ...

Tampa Urban Forest Management Website

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
June 2012 - May 2014
This project will integrate content management, GIS mapping, and communication technologies to support work efforts for effective management of Tampa's urban forest.

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, ELAPP and Burns Web Application

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Dept.
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
May 2012 - September 2013
Online database application to assist Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department with record keeping and scheduling for past, present and future land management activities for the 60,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands for which it is responsible. The Department's management responsibilities include prescribed burnin ...

Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Economy-Building Strategy (Phase I)

Sponsor(s): Hardee County Industrial Development Authority, Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Partner(s): Florida Institute of Government, USF Department of Anthropology
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Design
April 2012 - October 2012
The Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) at the University of South Florida was selected by Hardee County (in the form of the County’s Industrial Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce, respectively) to assist in the development of an economy-building eco- and agri- tourism strategy while also looking at broader economic development opport ...

Westshore Business District Master Plan: A Vision for the Future

Sponsor(s): Westshore Alliance
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
March 2012 - June 2013
This project entails providing professional design services leading to a long-range urban design vision plan for the Westshore Business District. The goal is to develop a long-range vision for the area's public realm that will support economic development, enhance pedestrian conditions, better integrate proposed transportation improvements in the a ...

Mobilizing Community Support for Urban Forestry

Sponsor(s): Florida Division of Forestry
Partner(s): City of Tampa Parks Recreation (Community Tree Program), University of Florida, University of Florida IFAS Extension
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
March 2012 - January 2013
The goal of this project is to mobilize community support and increase the participation of Tampa residents in the stewardship of the urban forest using a Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) approach. The partnership will establish four neighborhood pilot projects that will help to improve the Community Tree Program, expand the number of househ ...

City of Altamonte Springs STORET Data Processing

Sponsor(s): City of Altamonte Springs
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
October 2011 - September 2014
USF will assist Altamonte Springs with the configuration and uploads of water quality data into Florida STORET. Staff of the Water Atlas Program at USF provide this service to ensure that the public has access to water resource management datasets.

Florida LAKEWATCH STORET Data Processing

Sponsor(s): Florida LAKEWATCH (University of Florida IFAS)
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
October 2011 - September 2012
The Water Atlas program includes a data warehouse for surface and groundwater monitoring data collected by local governments, and also provides automated tools to migrate these data to the State of Florida-mandated STORET data warehouse. The Florida Center will perform formatting and quality control monitoring on data collected statewide, ensuring ...

Florida Invasive Plant (FLIP) Mobile Field Guide

Sponsor(s): Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC)
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
September 2011 - March 2012
FLIP stands for FLorida Invasive Plants and is a mobile field guide that was designed for, and can be accessed by, computers, smart phones, tablets, or other mobile devices with internet browser capability. It allows searching or browsing for information about Category I invasive species (and one Category II invasive species) as designated by the F ...

Water Atlas Service in Support of New College Coastal Watershed

Sponsor(s): New College
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
May 2011 - June 2012
This project supports a New College initiative to provide watershed data with enhanced public outreach approaches using web services and improved web design. Research into web methods and approches to spatial data serving.

(re)Stitching Tampa to Its Riverfront

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa, Various Sponsors, National Endowment for the Arts
Partner(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shannon Bassett
Program Area: Design
January 2011 - December 2014
(re)stitch Tampa is an international and national ideas competition for the city of Tampa. The competition calls for innovative design ideas, which employ connective urban landscapes and ecological infrastructure as an underlying urban design framework. This urban framework can act as a catalyst for the economic redevelopment for Tampa, while ph ...

Characterization of N Loading from Transportation and Attenuation by Urban Vegetation

Sponsor(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (subcontract with University of Florida)
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jay Chakraborty
Program Area: Informatics
November 2010 - January 2013
The City of Tampa (City), University of South Florida (USF), University of Florida (UF) and the UF-IFAS/ Hillsborough Extension Service (Extension) completed an ecological analysis of the City’s urban forest in 2006-2007. The project team of UF, USF, and EPA will work together to quantify the potential of roadside vegetated buffers and other vegeta ...

Charlotte Harbor NEP Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Partner(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jim Griffin, Bridgette Froeschke
Program Area: Informatics
October 2010 - September 2014
This is a research project and website design, development and implementation project with the goal of designing a WaterAtlas.org website for the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program with spatial coverage of the CHNEP Study area, including the counties of Polk, Charlotte, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and Desota. Research includes data inform ...

EPCHC Seagrass and Seagrass Scar Tracking

Sponsor(s): Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Partner(s): Hillsborough County Specialized Services, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Principal Investigator(s): Jim Griffin, David Eilers
Program Area: Research
October 2010 - September 2011
This is a research project to design and implement methods of tracking seagrass abundance and seabed boat propellor scarring using low-cost bathymetric equipment mounted on small boats.

Connecting Pixels to People: Management Agents and Socioecological Determinants of Changes of Street Trees Distribution

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jay Chakraborty
Program Area: Research
September 2010 - August 2012
The goal of the proposed dissertation research is to investigate the contemporary agents and socioecological determinants of street tree distributions in urban residential neighborhoods in order to understand how household decisions and multi-scalar management agents shape the environment within the public-private space of the right-of-way.

Tampa 2011 Urban Ecological Analysis and Urban Forest Management Plan

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Partner(s): Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension, University of Florida
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ruiliang Pu
Program Area: Research
August 2010 - August 2013
The purpose of this project will be three-fold: 1.To re-inventory Tampa’s urban forest in order to complete a 5-year update to the Tampa Urban Ecological Analysis (UEA); 2. To utilize both new and previously collected field and remote sampling information to conduct a detailed analysis of structural and spatial change to Tampa’s urban forest since ...

STORET Load of Groundwater Sampling - Collier County

Sponsor(s): Professional Services Industrial, Inc. (and Collier County)
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
July 2010 - November 2010
The Water Atlas program includes a data warehouse for surface and groundwater monitoring data collected by local governments, and also provides automated tools to migrate these data to the State of Florida mandated STORET data warehouse. The Florida Center will assist Collier County (through a subcontract with PSI) to upload groundwater data to STO ...

2011 Solar Decathlon

Sponsor(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Principal Investigator(s): Stanley Russell
Program Area: Design
April 2010 - November 2011
This project is to design and exhibit an energy efficient house at the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC in the fall of 2011.

LUCA File Update 2009

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough Planning and Growth Management
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
December 2009 - December 2009
The purpose of this project is to provide services that will assist Hillsborough County in updating the list of addresses to be used by the U. S. Census Bureau for the 2010 Census count.

Polk County Lake Bathymetry Data Processing Project

Sponsor(s): Polk County BOCC, Parks and Natural Resources Division
Partner(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
October 2009 - September 2010
The goal of this project is to used inexpensive yet accurate GPS and sonar technologies to map lakes in Polk County and produce bathymetric (contour) databases and database products from this mapping effort.

City of Lakeland Water Atlas Data Maintenance

Sponsor(s): City of Lakeland
Partner(s): City of Lakeland
Program Area: Informatics
October 2009 - September 2013
Water Atlas Faculty and Staff at USF will maintain City of Lakeland’s lake and stream data to facilitate Lakeland’s efforts to manage and protect water quality, water resources and recreational uses.

City of Winter Haven Water Atlas Data

Sponsor(s): City of Winter Haven
Partner(s): City of Winter Haven
Program Area: Informatics
October 2009 - September 2013
Water Atlas Faculty and Staff at USF will maintain City of Winter Haven’s lake and stream data to facilitate Winter Haven’s efforts to manage and protect water quality, water resources and recreational uses.

Seminole County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Seminole County
Program Area: Informatics
October 2009 - September 2014
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

Urban development, power relations, and water redistribution as drivers of wetland change in the Tampa Bay Region Socioecosystem

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Research
October 2009 - March 2013
Urban ecosystems are heterotrophic entities, and their reliance on external inputs is central to an emerging theory of urban ecology. Yet, the drivers and consequences of this redistribution of resources remain poorly understood. This project will investigate how social organization and distribution of power in a socioecosystem drive resource redis ...

Alabama Plant Atlas Website Implementation

Sponsor(s): University of West Alabama
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
September 2009 - May 2010
The Alabama Plant Atlas (Atlas) will be a recognized program of the University of West Alabama (UWA), but will be a shared resource for herbaria throughout the state. The objectives of this project are to implement the Alabama Plant Atlas and enhance the plant specimen data management system to facilitate specimen data sharing between herbaria cont ...

Water Conservation Public Opinion Survey

Sponsor(s): Tampa Bay Water
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
September 2009 - March 2010
The Florida Center will conduct a public opinion survey and related analyses for use by Tampa Bay Water in the development of their updated Demand Management Plan.

Waste Clay as a Green Building Material

Sponsor(s): Florida Institute for Phosphate Research
Principal Investigator(s): Stanley Russell
Program Area: Design
August 2009 - August 2011
This project will investigate the potential use of waste clay and tailing sand from the phosphate benefaction process as the primary ingredients in rammed earth and compressed earth blocks for commercial and residential construction projects.

Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance Website Design, Development and Implementation

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
Partner(s): Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
August 2009 - July 2014
The objectives of this project are for the Florida Center for Community Design and Research (FCCDR) at USF to : (1) Provide interim hosting and minor management to the existing Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance (Alliance) website; (2) Redesign the website to improve functionality and ease of management; (3) Redesign and improve the Frog Listeni ...

Development of a Coordinated Watershed Approach for Linking Compensatory Mitigation & Tampa Bay Habitat Restoration Goals

Sponsor(s): Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Research
July 2009 - February 2011
The purpose of the overall project, lead by Thomas Crisman in the Department of Integrative Biology, is to work with various stakeholder organizations, primarily local and state government agencies, to explore the concept of using compensatory mitigation in freshwater wetlands to further the overall habitat restoration and protection goals in the T ...

Children's Community Atlas

Sponsor(s): Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Partner(s): Glazer Children’s Museum of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
June 2009 - March 2010
The objective of this project is to develop a Community Atlas website for kids that presents quality-assured data and information concerning community conditions in a format that the public in general, and children in particular, can easily access and understand.

Orange County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Orange County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
June 2009 - May 2014
Orange County Water Atlas is an interactive web site designed to make science and watershed management understandable to all readers. It consolidates surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminates the information to the public, decision makers and scientists. The Atlas will serve as an archive of historic data and a cont ...

Energy Efficient Technologies and The Zero Energy Home Learning Center

Sponsor(s): State of Florida Energy Systems Consortium
Principal Investigator(s): Stanley Russell
Program Area: Research
August 2008 - June 2012
This project is to create and evaluate an affordable residential scale Zero Energy building that will function as an exhibition of energy efficiency and Zero Energy gechnology on or near USF campus.

Design/Build New Community Facility

Sponsor(s): Church of The Kingdom of God
Principal Investigator(s): Steve Cooke, Stanley Russell
Program Area: Design
July 2008 - September 2009
This project involved the design and construction of a new community facility for the Church of the Kingdon of God Inc.; which houses a food pantry and kitchen, learning center and a large space for community events. It was built by the graduate students enrolled in the Design/Build program of the School of Architecture and Community Design.

City of Tampa Urban and Community Forestry Grant: Toward the Development of a Strategy for Urban Forest Sustainability

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
May 2008 - March 2009
Working with the City of Tampa, the goal of this project was to develop initial Strategies for Urban Forest Sustainability and prepare many of the elements necessary to eventually create a comprehensive Urban Forestry Master Plan. Led by the University of South Florida, University of Florida and IFAS Extension Services, vision, goals and strategie ...

Tampa Water Department Asset Digitization

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
February 2008 - April 2009
This project focuses on assisting the City of Tampa Water Department in the recording and conversion of its asset inventory for the full service area to GIS-based data for use with the Utility Services GIS Asset Management System.

Indian Rocks Beach Evaluation and Appraisal Report Special Area Plan; Urban/Community Design

Sponsor(s): City of Indian Rocks Beach
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
January 2008 - May 2009
This project involves developing a physical urban design plan for portions of Gulf Boulevard in the City of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida that will help the City in the completion of its comprehensive plan and retention of its coastal village character.

UACDC Crime Prevention Project: Community Atlas/Community Indicators

Sponsor(s): Jim Walter Partnership/USF School of Social Work
Partner(s): University Area Community Development Corporation
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
January 2008 - June 2011
Assist the University Area Community Development Corporation in reducing the incidence of crime through public awareness and involvement. This project involves enhancing and maintaining the UACDC section of the Hillsborough Community Atlas and researching and developing the initial phase of a "Community Crime Indicators" project, which will develo ...

Plant Atlas Website Update to include Non-native species in the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants website database

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
November 2007 - June 2014
The primary focus of this project is to redesign and update the existing Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants to increase the functionality for users and expand the collections in the searchable database. Addition of data on non-native species to the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants website database revelvant to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com ...

City / County LUCA (Local Update of Census Addresses) Project

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Planning and Growth Management
Partner(s): Hillsborough County
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
October 2007 - March 2008
The primary focus of this project is to assist Hillsborough County and its municipalities in updating their official address list in preparation for the upcoming 2010 U.S. Census.

Hillsborough County Site/Sub Database

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Planning and Growth Management
Partner(s): Hillsborough County
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
September 2007 - January 2008
This project is designed to assist Hillsborough County in improving their system for tracking the life-cycle of required subdivisions and site development permits.

City of Tallahassee and Leon County Water Atlas Project

Sponsor(s): City of Tallahassee, Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Partner(s): Watershed Management Policy Board
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
July 2007 - September 2011
The primary focus of this project is to continue to maintain the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Water Atlas that consolidates surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminates the information to the public, decision makers, and scientists. The Atlas is available as an interactive website designed to make science and wa ...

Volusia County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Volusia County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
May 2007 - July 2010
The Volusia County Water Atlas is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. Typically, the scientists and c ...

Florida Atlas of Lakes

Sponsor(s): Florida Lake Management Society
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
April 2007 - September 2007
The Florida Atlas of Lakes is a component of the Wateratlas.org portal that features 600 plus Florida LAKEWATCH lakes and provides a customized ArcIMS mapping functionality for all lakes listed in the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for Florida. The atlas includes special tools to allow the download of LAKEWATCH data from a specific sample site ...

City of Tampa Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Partner(s): City of Tampa
Program Area: Informatics
April 2007 - May 2013
The primary focus of this project is to continue to maintain the Hillsborough County Watershed Atlas by adding new datasets and content which will provide services to the staff and citizens of the City of Tampa.

Sarasota Water and Wastewater Facility Data Management

Sponsor(s): Sarasota County Government
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jason Scolaro
Program Area: Informatics
February 2007 - September 2011
The University will assist Sarasota County to manage an online data entry system for management of water and wastewater facility discharge data monitoring, and generation of FDEP mandated Discharge Monitoring Reports.

City of Tampa Urban Ecological Analysis

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Partner(s): Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension, University of Florida
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ruiliang Pu
Program Area: Research
December 2006 - December 2008
The City of Tampa and the University of South Florida completed an ecological assessment of the City’s urban forest in the mid-1990’s, examining the temporal change in canopy coverage between 1975-1996, the spatial variation in canopy coverage in 1996 and the estimated benefits provided by the urban forest. In 2006, USF partnered with the Universit ...

City of Seminole Commercial Corridor Architectural Design Standards

Sponsor(s): Florida Institute of Government
Program Area: Design
November 2006 - July 2008
Develop architectural design standards for four City of Seminole commercial corridors and support their successful completion by facilitating meetings between decision makers, stakeholders and the public.

Orange County Historic Data

Sponsor(s): Orange County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
August 2006 - January 2008
The Orange County Environmental Protection Division Ecological Assessment Team (County) has been sampling and acquiring water quality data from Orange County lakes and streams since the 1960’s. At present, data are recorded in several formats (different table configurations), in three media types: hardcopy data sheets, microfilm recordings of data ...

Pollution Monitoring Application Pilot

Sponsor(s): Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
July 2006 - December 2009
Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay area continue to face a number of challenges related to the pollution of our surface water resources. The objectives of this project are to enhance collaborative water resource management and pollution recovery efforts by developing and making available new data access and visualization tools on the very succes ...

United Way Tampa Bay Community Indicators Project (Phase I)

Sponsor(s): United Way of Tampa Bay
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
June 2006 - July 2008
The project objective is to assist the United Way of Tampa Bay (UWTB) in gathering sufficient data at the neighborhood and/or community level in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, respectively, to identify the highest priority areas for a focused approach to UWTB services in the categories of: Adult Education; Workforce Participation; and Child Ca ...

City of Tampa Sanitary Sewer System Asset Digitization

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa Wastewater Department
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
May 2006 - July 2007
The City of Tampa Wastewater Department currently maintains a sanitary sewer asset inventory in a hard copy Atlas with corresponding indexed as-built pages. As part of this work effort, the University will assist the City with the conversion of this asset inventory to a GIS format, thus creating a completed Sanitary Sewer System GIS dataset for the ...

Scale Model - Channel District

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
February 2006 - April 2006
The primary objective of this project is to create a scale model of the Channel District in Downtown Tampa. This model is intended as a planning tool for the Channel District CRA. As such, it is also intended to help in understanding relationships between existing buildings, open space conditions and proposed development projects. This model wil ...

Affordable Housing Design and Construction Documents

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
January 2006 - December 2007
The primary objective of this project is to provide architectural design and construction documents for four single-family houses that will be used as model homes as part of the Infill Housing Program in East Tampa.

Shoreline Tracking and Reporting System for the Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa Mayor's Beautification Program
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
January 2006 - December 2006
The objective of this project is to develop an online component for the Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas (www.tampabay.wateratlas.org), that will allow users to access shoreline and/or habitat restoration projects that have been identified by the Tampa Shoreline Restoration Initiative and other projects. As envisioned, the system will allow users to dynami ...

Hillsborough Community Atlas

Sponsor(s): Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Informatics
December 2005 - September 2014
Typically, people who live and work in different communities around Hillsborough County have found it difficult to gather the information they need from the myriad of agencies that collect the related data and provide particular services. Often when data and information are provided about communities it is limited to particular subjects. To solve t ...

Hillsborough County Quality of Life Indicators

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, B. Terry Johnson
Program Area: Research
November 2005 - July 2007
This project will establish an initial set of measures to the jurisdiction of the Board of County Commissioners which will ultimately indicate the progress of actions taken by the Board to improve the quality of life in Hillsborough County. Dimensions measured will include areas important to both the county commissioners and the public as reflected ...

Polk Water Atlas Enhancements

Sponsor(s): Polk County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Ron Chandler
Program Area: Informatics
October 2005 - September 2009
The primary focus of this project is to continue to maintain Polk Water Atlas web interface was designed using Active Server Page (ASP) programming to enable database driven web pages with a web-based GIS navigation tool. The deliverable product is for maintenance of a fully functional web site for Polk County staff and citizens to use for a period ...

Lake County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Lake County Water Authority
Principal Investigator(s): B. Terry Johnson, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
October 2005 - September 2014
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

Affordable Housing Design Review

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
September 2005 - January 2006
The primary objective of this project is to review house plans currently being utilized by non-profit builders and make recommendations for modifications in order to comply with new design criteria established by the City of Tampa Housing and Community Development Division.

City of Tampa GIS Stormwater Asset Inventory

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
June 2005 - September 2007
Prior to 2006, the City of Tampa maintained their stormwater inventory as hard copy stormwater Atlas pages. Since June of 2005, the University of South Florida (University) and the City of Tampa (City) have worked together to develop a comprehensive citywide GIS stormwater asset inventory utilizing atlas pages, as-built documents and other availab ...

Manatee County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Ron Chandler, Jim Griffin
Program Area: Informatics
June 2005 - September 2012
Manatee County Water Atlas is an interactive web site designed to make science and watershed management understandable to all readers. It consolidates surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminates the information to the public, decision makers and scientists. The Atlas will serve as an archive of historic data and a con ...

Revitalization of East Tampa Stormwater Ponds

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
June 2005 - December 2008
The objective of this project is to conduct design efforts for the purpose of transforming three existing stormwater ponds in East Tampa into neighborhood open space amenities. This effort envisions transforming these three stormwater ponds and their immediate areas into park-like settings for increased neighborhood usage. When implemented, these i ...

Oviedo Downtown Urban Design Studio

Sponsor(s): City of Oviedo
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
May 2005 - December 2005
The City of Oviedo is sponsoring an urban design studio for the future growth and development of the downtown area to generate an alternative vision for the existing old downtown and the proposed new downtown.

Preliminary Architectural Design: Chapel-Polk Corrections Facility

Sponsor(s): Revealing Truth Ministries
Partner(s): Green, Theodore Trent
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
May 2005 - February 2006
The University will propose a one-story multi-use structure for the Polk Corrections Facility that will include a main chapel, fellowship hall, personnel and security offices, and other support spaces.

Belmont Heights Estates Design Analysis

Sponsor(s): Tampa Housing Authority
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
March 2005 - October 2005
This project will involve the development of a graphically-based architectural design analysis for a recently constructed residential community in East Tampa. The project will also entail the development of a comparative analysis of the physical conditions between the new Belmont Heights Estates neighborhood and the former College Hill/Ponce De Leo ...

Analysis and Design of Three Boat Ramp Facilities in Hillsborough County

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Partner(s): Green, Theodore Trent
Principal Investigator(s): Steve Schreiber, Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
February 2005 - January 2006
The Analysis and Design of 3 Boat Ramp Facilities is a project geared to investigate and develop conceptual redevelopment options for three underused boat ramp facilities currently owned, operated and maintained by Hillsborough County. The project will attempt to identify the highest and best use of each facility by assessing county needs and oppor ...

Downtown Tampa Model Update for the Tampa Downtown Partnership

Sponsor(s): Tampa Downtown Partnership
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
December 2004 - March 2005
The purpose of this project was to update a model of the City of Tampa originally created by the School of Architecture and Community Design as part of the 2012 Olympic bid.

Titusville Community Redevelopment Area Plan Update

Sponsor(s): City of Titusville
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
December 2004 - June 2006
The focus of this project is to provide urban/community design services for the City of Titusville. These services will culminate in a plan update for the City's Community Redevelopment Area and will be developed with community and City staff participation that will encompass four phases; review and analysis of relevant documents and regulations, ...

Pinellas County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Transportation, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Program Area: Informatics
September 2004 - September 2012
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

Regional Tampa Bay Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Partner(s): Florida Wildlife Research Institute, United States Geological Survey
Program Area: Informatics
September 2004 - September 2013
The goal of the Atlas will be to consolidate surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminate the information to the public, decision makers, and the scientific community. The Atlas will be available as an interactive web site designed to be make science and watershed management understandable to all stakeholders. The Atla ...

Community Atlas Development - Hillsborough County

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Christiana Schumann
Program Area: Informatics
April 2004 - December 2005
The objective of this project is to develop a pilot Community Atlas website which presents quality-assured data and information concerning government services and community conditions in a format that the public can easily access and understand. This pilot is a multi-agency effort that includes Hillsborough County and the Children’s Board of Hillsb ...

Tampa Shoreline Restoration Initiative

Sponsor(s): Mayor's Beautification Program
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
April 2004 - February 2005
The objective of this project was to develop a master plan document that addressed shoreline restoration of thirty of the City of Tampa’s waterfront parks identified by the Mayor’s Beautification Program. The University coordinated the formation of the master plan document which includes: existing conditions for each park, a park restoration ranki ...

Hillsborough County Historic Architectural Resources

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Planning and Growth Management
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Research
February 2004 - September 2004
This project will create a booklet that describes the historic architectural sites in Hillsborough County.

Tampa Bay Atlas Phase I: Prototype Creation and Implementation Plan

Sponsor(s): Tampa Bay Estuary Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Christiana Schumann, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
January 2004 - August 2004
The objective of this project is to complete a detailed conceptual design and implementation plan for creating an online Water Atlas for Tampa Bay and surrounding coastal waters. It is anticipated that the Atlas will be developed as a consortium with the primary partners including: the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Mar ...

New York Flora Atlas Website Redesign

Sponsor(s): New York Flora Association, New York State Biodiversity Research Institute
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
January 2004 - April 2012
The New York Flora Atlas (Atlas) is an online resource for information including distribution of all the vascular plants that occur in New York State. Information is also available for taxa which have been erroneously reported from New York (excluded taxa). In addition to distribution, the atlas provides information for each taxon about habitat, ta ...

Naples 5th Avenue South / U.S. 41 Urban Design Charette

Sponsor(s): City of Naples
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
December 2003 - June 2004

Florida Journey-to-Work Website Maintenance

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Transportation
Partner(s): Center for Urban Transportation Research
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry
Program Area: Informatics
August 2003 - June 2006
The objective of this project is to assist the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) with the maintenance of a website related to the U.S. Census Transportation data. The website provides public access to transportation related Census data for the State of Florida presented as dynamic maps, tables, trend graphs and related information.

Winter Haven Street Design Standards: Downtown Façade Guidelines

Sponsor(s): Main Street Winter Haven, Inc.
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Research
August 2003 - June 2004
The purpose of this project was to develop design guidelines for the Winter Haven Main Street program. These guidelines were adopted by the City and serve as recommentations for modifying up to 25 historic buildings in downtown Winter Haven.

Greenprinting Initiative

Sponsor(s): USF Collaborative for Children, Familes and Communities
Partner(s): Mayor's Beautification Program
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
July 2003 - June 2004
A project developed by the Mayor’s Beautification Program to build inner-city resident’s capacity for neighborhood development though the process of revitalizing a neighborhood park. The FCCDR is providing support through the creation of a model for assessing and mapping community assets and needs and facilitating a charette that will produce park ...

Hillsborough County Basin Digitization

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Public Works Department
Principal Investigator(s): Christiana Schumann
Program Area: Informatics
July 2003 - February 2004
The objective of this project is to assemble eleven Hillsborough County Watershed Management Plans (Alafia River, Bullfrog/Wolf Branch, Curiosity Creek, Cypress Creek, Delaney/Archie Creek, Duck Pond, East Lake, Hillsborough River, Little Manatee River, Pemberton/Baker Creek, and Silver/Twin) into digital formats that are easily accessible through ...

Park Street

Sponsor(s): City of St. Petersburg
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
July 2003 - November 2004
This project will focus on the development of an urban design plan for revitalizing a neighborhood commercial area. The project area is the Park Street neighborhood at the western end of Central Avenue, where it intersects with Park Street, in St. Petersburg, FL.

Sarasota Downtown

Sponsor(s): City of Sarasota
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Halflants
Program Area: Design
June 2003 - July 2003
Design work completed by students, working strictly with the proposed code, for a mixed use building on a parcel fronting Sarasota’s Main Street to demonstrate what could be the result of the implementation of the new code. Second-year students from the USF School of Architecture and Community Design, led by professor Michael Halflants, analyzed th ...

Seminole County Stormwater Data Post Processing and Management

Sponsor(s): Seminole County Public Works
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Informatics
May 2003 - March 2005
The Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida assisted the Seminole County Public Works Department in collecting and post-processing stormwater related infrastructure data. This project used the protocol document developed by The Florida Center with the assistance of Seminole County staff, and participants ...

Trinity College

Sponsor(s): Trinity College
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
April 2003 - February 2004
This project will define a phased effort for developing a 40 acre campus master plan and additional graphic material for Trinity College.

Sarasota County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Sarasota County Government
Program Area: Informatics
March 2003 - March 2015
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

GIS for Architects and Planners

Sponsor(s): USF School of Architecture and Community Design
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Education
January 2003 - May 2004
This class was designed and offered to allow students to learn about the fundamentals of GIS. The ideal audience for this class are students and professionals who do not have GIS experience, but want to better understand the benefits that GIS can provide for their work, without having to become a high-end software geek. This class provides a basic ...

Hillsborough County Stormwater Inventory and Hansen Programs

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Public Works, Stormwater Division
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Informatics
January 2003 - September 2003
The Florida Center is working to update the GIS post-processing protocol developed in 2000 so that the steps can be carried out using the latest ESRI software suite. This project will focus entirely on the initial post-processing work that is currently assigned to the Specialized Services unit. This includes all post processing steps prior to the i ...

Southwest Florida Water Management District Water Resources Atlas

Sponsor(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
November 2002 - October 2004
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

Sulphur Springs Community Mapping

Sponsor(s): University Community Ministries, Inc.
Principal Investigator(s): Christiana Schumann
Program Area: Research
August 2002 - November 2002
The Sulphur Springs Mapping project was undertaken at the request of the University Community Ministries, Inc. to assist local non-profits and service providers in better understanding the conditions in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. This project includes statistics about the neighborhood, as well as maps of the neighborhood en ...

Tampa Bay Community Indicator Assessment

Sponsor(s): University of South Florida Center for Scholarship in Action
Principal Investigator(s): Christiana Schumann, Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Research
July 2002 - June 2003
To address local interest in the development of a neighborhood indicator system, this project builds on past work performed by the Florida Center for Community Design and Research and works in collaboration with the Planning Commission and the multi-agency Social Indicators Network. This study will assess the current data needs and capabilities of ...

GIS Database Services

Sponsor(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Informatics
January 2002 - November 2002
The purpose of the project was to provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database services to the District. These services included database design and automation, data translation, spatial metadata creation and intergovernmental data sharing activities. The primary product delivered under this agreement was a GIS land ownership parcel layer ...

Main Street Zephyrhills: A Traditional Small Town Center

Sponsor(s): City of Zephyrhills
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
January 2002 - September 2002

Public Water Supply Service Area Digitization Project

Sponsor(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Christiana Schumann, Paul Zandbergen
Program Area: Informatics
January 2002 - December 2003
The goal of this project was to create a GIS layer and database for water utility retail service area boundaries of public water supply utilities throughout the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This project involved developing and conducting a protocol to work closely with each utility to determine the boundaries of their service area a ...

Indian Shores Town Square: A Civic Vision for the Future

Sponsor(s): Indian Shores Town Square Planning Committee
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
October 2001 - August 2002

Florida Community Indicator Index

Sponsor(s): University Community Initiative
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver, Kyle Campbell, Kevin Archer
Program Area: Research
July 2001 - March 2002
Recognizing a need for accurate information when addressing community concerns and policy issues, several local governments across the U.S. have developed indicator or benchmark studies to provide them with a source of pertinent information. The Florida Center received funding for this first stage of a project that will develop a protocol for creat ...

Future Land-Use Layer Creation

Sponsor(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Informatics
June 2001 - June 2002
The objective of this project was to produce a comprehensive Future Land-Use Layer that covered the entire Southwest Florida Water Management District jurisdictional area. This was accomplished by utilizing various GIS techniques to combine data layers that are collected from the sixteen counties and 98 local governments located within the Southwes ...

University Area Community Master Plan Addendum

Sponsor(s):
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Design
June 2001 - December 2001
The purpose of this project is to assist Hillsborough County in validating the Master Plan for the University Area Community. Completion of this study will allow Hillsborough County to meet the requirements for a Department of Community Affairs “Urban Infill and Redevelopment Assistance Planning Grant.” University staff will conduct no more than si ...

Hurricane Mitigation

Sponsor(s): International Hurricane Research Center
Partner(s): Department of Community Affairs
Principal Investigator(s): Steve Schreiber, Daniel Powers
Program Area: Research
February 2001 - June 2001
This project will focus on land development and zoning issues that significantly deter efforts to mitigate the effects of hurricanes on mobile home parks in west central Florida. The project will study current land use regulations, political factors and economic conditions primarily in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in Florida.

Seminole Stormwater Protocol Development

Sponsor(s): Seminole County Public Works
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Informatics
January 2001 - September 2001
The objective of this project is to develop a pilot program to asses the current state of Seminole County’s stormwater data and develop a protocol to create a comprehensive stormwater GIS database. The newly developed protocol will provide a procedure for the County to create a complete layer of stormwater data for the entire County from the remain ...

Polk County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): Polk County Board of County Commissioners
Program Area: Informatics
August 2000 - September 2014
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

East Tampa Initiative

Sponsor(s): East Tampa
Principal Investigator(s):
Program Area: Design
May 2000 - June 2001
The purpose of this project is to create a revitalization plan for a small portion of East Tampa.

ESRI Training

Sponsor(s): Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Principal Investigator(s): Naomi Oliver
Program Area: Education
January 2000 - September 2006
USF has been home to ESRI Off-Site GIS Training classes since 2000. While USF coordinates lab space and software maintenance, ESRI handles all registration and scheduling. For further information on ESRI classes offered at USF, please visit http://training.esri.com/gateway/

Hillsborough Today : 2000

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough Today
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Research
January 2000 - December 2000
Improving the quality of life in communities requires an understanding of where you are, a vision of where you want to go, and a series of indicators to keep you on track. The purpose of this document, like an earlier edition published in 1997, is to provide the citizens and stakeholders of Hillsborough County with a series of benchmarks that help ...

Florida Department of Education and Operations Guidelines

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Education
Principal Investigator(s):
Program Area: Research
November 1999 - September 2000
This project will assist maintenance and operations administrators at Florida’s various school districts and community colleges. Information gathered will be used to better understand the maintenance and operational use of existing and future school facilities.

Success by Six Collaborative

Sponsor(s): United Way through the Florida Mental Health Institute
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
October 1999 - April 2000
Success by Six is a collaborative effort between a consortium of US and community organizations to analyze early childhood issues within four focus neighborhoods in Hillsborough County. Descriptive data on social indicators of school readiness and early childhood development will be presented through mapping, graphs, tables and narratives. Based on ...

West Bartow Neighborhood Vision Plan

Sponsor(s): Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Principal Investigator(s): Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Design
September 1999 - March 2000
This project will serve as a framework for the redevelopment of the West Bartow neighborhood. The project will provide residents of West Bartow, the City of Bartow, the business community and the Central Florida Regional Planning Council with a comprehensive strategy for continuous neighborhood planning and the implementation of physical improvemen ...

Hillsborough County Stormwater Inventory

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Public Works, Stormwater Section
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell, Steven Reader
Program Area: Informatics
August 1999 - February 2000
The objective of the Hillsborough County Stormwater Inventory is to assist the County with the creation of a Stormwater Atlas. The scope of this work involves mapping the existing stormwater infrastructure and the development of a stormwater management system interface by which County staff can identify stormwater features, attribute stormwater inf ...

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Transportation, Institute of Systematic Botany, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Program Area: Informatics
June 1999 - September 2014
Florida, with over 3,800 species of native or naturalized ferns and seed plants, is the third most floristically diverse state in the United States. The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants provides a source of information useful to anyone who needs to know the distribution of plants within the state. It will also serve as a companion volume for The Gu ...

Environmental Network of Hillsborough County

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
January 1999 - December 2000
The Hillsborough County Environmental Network is a joint effort between the Hillsborough County Planning Commission, the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and the USF Florida Center for Community Design and Research to provide environmental data and maps to the community.

Study of Wages Impact

Sponsor(s): Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Principal Investigator(s): Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
May 1998 - October 1998
This project provides GIS mapping of community demographics in the Belmont Heights neighborhood of Tampa. It is for the WAGES Research Project being conducted by the Children and Families Collaborative of the Florida Mental Health Institute.

Pinellas County Asset Mapping

Sponsor(s): Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Program Area: Informatics
January 1998 - January 1999
The Pinellas County Asset Mapping project is a community asset database of social services in Pinellas County developed for GIS based analysis of social programs and their impact on communitites in Pinellas County.

Hillsborough County Water Atlas

Sponsor(s): City of Tampa
Program Area: Informatics
November 1997 - September 2014
The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" f ...

Citizen Internet Mapping System

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
January 1997 - October 1999
CIMS has been replaced by PIGI, the new interactive GIS web interface for the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. CIMS was an interactive GIS web interface for the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. The website provided access to all Comprehensive Plan documents and interactive maps of future land-use.

Tampa Urban Ecological Analysis 1975-1996

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Research
January 1997 - October 1999
The Florida Center at USF's School of Architecture completed an exciting research project to help the City of Tampa in the management of an important natural resource, the urban forest. Urban forests are vital to city life and provide residents with many benefits such as: reduction in household energy use, air pollution reduction, decreased stormwa ...

WaterAtlas.org

Sponsor(s): Multiple Sponsors (Please see website.)
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Christiana Schumann, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
January 1997 - January 2010
This is the web portal that provides access to all of the Water Atlas websites. Each Water Atlas is a website that helps communities to make informed decisions by providing up-to-date information on our vital water resources. The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current wa ...

Hillsborough Tomorrow Benchmark Report

Sponsor(s): Holland and Knight Foundation
Partner(s): Hillsborough Tomorrow
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell, John Marsh
Program Area: Research
November 1996 - October 1997
This report has been created to assist the people of Hillsborough County in the Hillsborough Tomorrow visioning process. It contains indicators, benchmarks, and side by side comparisons of many facets of our county and its residents. This work would not have been made possible without the generous support of Bill McBride, the Holland and Knight ...

University Community Area: Master Plan For Physical Revitalization

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Principal Investigator(s): John Marsh
Program Area: Design
September 1996 - November 1997
The University Community study area (located near USF in Tampa, FL) has significant potential for revitalization and redevelopment if certain impediments are improved and the advantages of its natural location and people are seized upon and successfully marketed. These advantages include its proximity to regional assets such as the University of So ...

Clearwater Downtown Revitalization Model

Sponsor(s): Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
July 1996 - October 1996

South Fort Harrison Study

Sponsor(s): City of Clearwater
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
February 1996 - June 1996
Clearwater is a mature sunbelt city. Most of its available land is already developed. The City's future prosperity, therefore, lies in the wise redevelopment of those areas that can invigorate the local economy and the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of community livability. This is the challenge that the citizens and leaders of Clearwat ...

Florida Internet Center for Understanding Sustainability

Sponsor(s):
Principal Investigator(s): Shawn Landry, Kyle Campbell
Program Area: Informatics
August 1995 - December 2003

Transportation, Land Use and Sustainability

Sponsor(s): Center for Urban Transportation Research
Principal Investigator(s): Julie Johnson, James Moore
Program Area: Research
October 1994 - June 1996
Recent legislation and fiscal trends in Florida and nationwide have created a unique combination of constraints and opportunities, providing an impetus for examining the way Florida conducts transportation planning. In response to these challenges, the Florida Legislature and the Governor's Office directed the Center for Urban Transportation Resear ...

Clearwater-Largo Road Corridor Design Guidelines

Sponsor(s): City of Largo
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
February 1994 - May 1994

Transit Friendly Design Guidelines

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
November 1993 - April 1994

Stormwater Management & Community Design

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
June 1993 - March 1995

Crescent Lake Neighborhood Plan

Sponsor(s): Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association -- Timothy Clemmons, RA
Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Joiner
Program Area: Design
May 1993 - December 1993
Cresent Lake is one of 120 neighborhoods within the City of St. Petersburg. Developed in the 1920s, 40s, and 50s, the neighborhood has reached a critical point of maturation: original buildings are falling into disrepair; infrastructure is beginning to deteriorate; and although the neighborhood is a stable middle-class enclave, residents are worrie ...

Planning and Design of Zephyrhills Depot Park

Sponsor(s): City of Zephyrhills
Principal Investigator(s): Julie Johnson
Program Area: Design
March 1993 - September 1993
The City of Zephyrhills received a Community Development Block Grant to improve a relatively undeveloped park, in which the City's historic train depot had been relocated. The City sought the Florida Center's assistance to survey neighbors and interested parties, and to plan and design improvements. The Florida Center tabulated the survey and p ...

Plant City Commercial Design Guidelines: Report layout and graphics

Sponsor(s): Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
March 1993 - September 1993

Safe Schools Design Guidelines

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Education
Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Joiner, James Moore, Daniel Powers
Program Area: Design
January 1993 - August 1993
The State of Florida Public School System (K-12) has experienced a dramatic increase in reported crimes. This has forced school districts to invest millions of dollars in safety and security programs focused on preventing harm to both students and physical plants. At the request of the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Center examine ...

The Use of Relocatable Classrooms in the Public School Districts of Florida

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Education, Office of Educational Facilities
Principal Investigator(s): Steve Cooke
Program Area: Research
January 1993 - August 1993
Florida currently uses over 16,000 relocatable classroom structures within its 67 school districts. At the request of the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Center for Community Design + Research studied the use and utility of these structures. The Center examined the rationale behind the use of relocatable instructional spaces and th ...

Integrating Community Design and Transportation

Sponsor(s): Center for Urban Transportation Research
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Research
December 1992 - October 1993
Working for the Center for Urban Transportation Research, as part of the State Transportation Policy Initiative, the Florida Center studied the inter-relationship of different types of community designs and transportation. The Center conducted an extensive survey of materials published on American community development and identified eight type ...

North Franklin Street Redevelopment Plan

Sponsor(s): Tampa-Hillsborough Historic Preservation Board
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Design
September 1992 - June 1993

Transportation Mobility Handbook

Sponsor(s): Florida Department of Transportation, FAU/FIU Joint Center for Environmental & Urban Problems
Principal Investigator(s): James Moore
Program Area: Research
September 1992 - May 1993

School of Architecture and Community Design Faculty Research Projects

Sponsor(s): Various Sponsors
Principal Investigator(s): Steve Cooke, James Moore, Theodore Trent Green
Program Area: Research
January 1988 - January 2001
Numerous projects are conducted by Faculty of the School of Architecture and Community Design. This section includes PDF files of the final report for many of these projects.