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WEBINAR | Revitalizing Parramore: 10 Principles of Healthy Community Design

When: February 15, 2024
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


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The Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan in Orlando, Florida was adopted by City Council in January 2015, following an 18-month planning and community engagement process. Since adoption, the City has successfully implemented many recommendations from the plan including new parks, mixed income housing, community gardens, schools and social programs, all improving quality of life, health and wellness for residents and businesses. The past seven years have also introduced new challenges related to the pandemic and digital equity, as well as new tools to analyze community and population health. 

This webinar will tell the story of the Parramore community and its revitalization efforts guided by 10 Healthy Community Design (HCD) Principals and will provide an overview of the community engagement process, community vision, status of project implementation with lessons learned, and new tools available for addressing health and social equity issues. Presenters will offer creative, practical solutions that can preserve, revive and connect a neighborhood’s health and wellness to the city at large. 


Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices for quality community engagement and input related to community and population health issues. 
  • Examine healthy community design principles and how they apply to the design and development of public spaces and places. 
  • Explore the status of the project’s implementation with valuable lessons learned.
  • Obtain new tools to gather and examine public health data and how that data can be used in public infrastructure design efforts that promote health and wellness.  


Presenting Faculty

Paul Lewis, FAICP, Chief Planning Manager, City of Orlando

Paul Lewis has worked for the City of Orlando as an urban planner and planning manager for the past 35+ years. He is known throughout Florida as an expert in growth management and sustainability, population and economic forecasting, aviation land use planning, and parks and open space planning.

Paul has extensive experience in creating and implementing nationally recognized New Urbanism projects in both infill (Baldwin Park) and greenfield (Lake Nona/Medical City) locations. He is a strong advocate for Healthy Community Design and livability, as evidenced by his work on two APA FL Chapter-award winning plans, the 2015 Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan and the Livable Orlando Age-Friendly Action Plan which won a 2023 Award of Excellence in the Innovation in Planning For All Ages category. In 2016, Paul was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners – College of Fellows.


Curt Ostrodka, AICP, LEED AP, Director of Smart Communities, Corporate Technology, VHB

Curt Ostrodka serves as the Director of Smart Communities at VHB and is responsible for leading collaborative teams that address complex community and mobility planning issues, future-ready smart cities, community redevelopment, and healthy community design. He led the development of VHB’s Healthy Mobility Model, a quantitative tool to assess the correlations between land use, urban design, transportation, and public health outcomes.

With 20 years of urban and environmental planning experience, he focuses on using technology and innovation to make our communities more sustainable, resilient, and equitable. Curt’s projects, including the Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, have won numerous awards from the American Planning Association Florida Chapter (APA-FL).