Marty Black |

Marty Black

Marty Black

Marty Black, AICP, ICMA-CM has more than 25 years of public and private sector planning experience. His expertise is in local, state and federal governmental affairs, sustainable community development, urban planning, municipal finance, strategic planning and visioning, facilitation and leadership training, redevelopment, land use dispute resolution, environmental and ethics compliance, efficiency and optimization studies, privatization of governmental services, and general city management.

Nationally certified as an expert in land use planning, Marty has provided testimony on behalf of local governments and community organizations in FL on a variety of planning and zoning cases. Marty is currently managing development of the Bridges and working collaboratively with several local governments on GHG emission and mitigation strategies.

Marty currently serves as an advisor to the State Recreational Trails Program, on the University of South Florida Institute for Public Policy and Leadership Board of Advisors, was named one of the five finalists for Florida city manager of the year in 2006 and 2007, and received the 2007 American Society of Public Administrator’s Picot B. Floyd Award for Public Service Leadership. He serves local Boy Scout groups as a merit badge counselor, assistant scout master and is a member of scouting’s honor society, the Order of the Arrow.


The Bridges: Sustainable Community Design (1 AICP CM awarded)

This workshop will explore the components of green developments using The Bridges as a model. The Bridges is designed to meet the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Green Development” standards, including “green roofs”, rainwater reuse, low impact design, green utilities practices, a walkable community design, alternative energy, and educational information to promote green living practices. It is designed to be an exemplary model of sustainable development with a diversity of income, housing and employment opportunities to create an inclusive community that is replicable with an overriding environmentally conscious design and construction. The Bridges is a demonstration model for achieving best practices in environmental, workforce and economic development sustainability.

We will explore this unique approach to matching community values for environmental sustainability and economic development through a partnership between the non-profit, public and private sectors.