Keynote speaker announced for State Main Street conference in Vero Beach


Joe Minnicozzi.

The conference keynote speaker will be Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3, LLC. His presentation will be Monday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse. Sessions and events for the three days will be located in a number of different historic venues downtown, as well as the Hampton Inn. The conference is a statewide event that is also open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend!

Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to explain and visualize market dynamics created by tax and land use policies. Urban3’s work establishes new conversations across multiple sectors, policy makers, and the public to creatively address the challenges of urbanization. Urban3’s extensive studies have ranged geographically from over 30 states, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

His passion for downtown development began during his time at the University of Miami where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He continued his education at Harvard University where he received his Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design. His career highlights include serving as the primary administrator of the Form Based Code for downtown West Palm Beach and being the Executive Director for the Asheville Downtown Association.

Joe’s cross-training in city planning in the public and private sectors, as well as private sector real estate finance, has allowed him to develop award winning analytic tools that have garnered national attention in The Wall Street Journal, New Urban News, Realtor, Atlantic Cities, and the Center for Clean Air Policy’s Growing Wealthier report. In addition, he was recognized as one of the 100 most influential Urbanists of all time by Planetizen.

For more information on the conference agenda and events you can visit  or Tickets for the event can be purchased online through . To learn about sponsorships or how you can participate  in the event, contact

About Main Street Vero Beach

Main Street Vero Beach is dedicated to enhancing the core of our city, Downtown Vero Beach, by supporting historic preservation efforts, highlighting our local art, and helping our businesses to flourish as an economically revitalized center and tourist destination, while maintaining our small town charm.


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