Urban and Regional Planning

Each year, two of the nation’s leading planning experts are invited to Orlando to participate in UCF’s Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series. The lectures are open to the public and supported by generous contributions from members of the Central Florida planning community, as well as local organizations.

Fall 2019 Lecture

The Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series fall lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at UCF Downtown. The lecture will begin at 6:30 PM and will be preceded by a networking happy hour at 5:30PM.

This semester we have the pleasure of welcoming David Gilford, principal with HR&A Advisors.

Free and open to public. Seating is limited. Registration will open in early October.
*Some attendees may be eligible to receive AICP credits.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

UCF Downtown
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons
528 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Social Hour and Networking
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Light Appetizers and Cash Bar

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Registration will be available in early October.

Lecture Topic

Smart Cities, Global Lessons Learned

About David Gilford

David Gilford advises public and private sector clients on the use of technology to make cities more livable, sustainable, and responsive. As a Principal with HR&A Advisors, David is developing strategies in support of economic development and inclusive innovation for clients including New York City, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. David previously co-founded and led the Connected Communities practice at Intersection, an urban technology and media company backed by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, where he focused on real estate, airports, and neighborhood development. David has led the creation of digital master plans for over 40mm square feet of mixed-use developments, including Orlando’s Lake Nona Town Center, using technology to unlock new sources of revenue, reduce costs, and improve quality of life. He has been recognized nationally among the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development, as well as one of New York State's Top Ten Energy Government Leaders.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Metroplan Orlando
Orlando Metro Section
GAI Consultants