Redevelopment: Growing Communities and Building Opportunities

October 24-26, 2018 |Sanibel Harbour Marriott


The Florida Redevelopment Association 2018 Annual Conference provides real-world solutions to the ever-changing landscape of challenges faced by agencies, organizations and businesses committed to successful redevelopment initiatives across Florida. Redevelopment professionals, elected officials and business community leaders will find insight and inspiration through nationally recognized speakers, engaging workshops and mobile tours to fuel their passion for transforming their community.


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Featured Speakers


CEO, Urban Market Analytics, A division of The Power Broker Media Group

Gypsy Gallardo is CEO of Urban Market Analytics, a Florida-based firm that specializes in designing, funding, and evaluating place-based solutions. Focus is on those that “move the needle” of economic progress for low-income people and communities, including redevelopment strategies, community economy growth plans, workforce development, and initiatives to accelerate poverty reduction.


Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

As a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, Joseph conducts research on the trends and policies that shape economic performance in cities and regions in the United States and across the world. As the lead scholar on the program’s Global Cities Initiative, he has conducted numerous studies of regional economic conditions, including metro-level trade, productivity, and competitiveness assessments.

What attendees are saying about the 2017 Conference!

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Have you seen the latest news in Florida #redevelopment? Check out this week's newsletter, full of legislative updates, recent job postings and more!

Leading up to the 2019 FRA Annual Conference we encourage you to check out all that the Tampa Bay area has to offer, including the various unique redevelopment projects throughout the county & surrounding cities. Explore more here,

"Legislation proposed in the Florida House and Senate is threatening the revitalization of communities across the state of #Florida." Check out this letter to the editor featured in the @TB_Times, which explains the importance of CRAs: #RedevelopmentWorks FLRedevel photo

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“This area of Miami appears perfectly safe now, but it was not always like this.”
Check out part two of this series, highlighting @OmniCRA’s work to alleviate slums and blight and transform the community, a great example of how #RedevelopmentWorks.
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