School of Urban & Regional Planning
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 284D
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Michael Stamm Jr. is the Director of the Planning and Economic Development Department for the City of Pembroke Pines and has been with the City since 2004. His department is responsible for short and long range planning, economic development, landscaping and maintaining the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). His department also serves as the liaison for many of the City’s advisory boards. Pembroke Pines is the 11th largest City in the State of Florida, spread over 34 square miles and home to over 160,000 residents.
Mr. Stamm served as a research assistant at the School’s Visual Planning Technology Lab where he worked on variety of projects including: Florida International University Mobile Home Inventory, Port of Fort Pierce Master Plan, Florida Department of Transportation State Road 40 Feasibility Study, and redistricting options for Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Palm Beach County. He was also an Associate in Research at the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at FAU where he worked on the GIS components of centers projects. These projects include: Florida Department of Transportation Noise Barrier Inventory Geodatabase, Broward County’s Boat Facility Sighting Plan, Greenacres population Study, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Districting, the South Florida Regional Indicators study and the Economics of Beaches for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
In addition to his municipal work, Mr. Stamm has taught the undergraduate course entitled Introduction to Visual Planning Technology since 2007. The course introduces students to GIS as well as a variety of computer programs used in the field of planning. He also works as a consultant for GIS related projects conducted through the Schools VPT Lab and has completed the following projects: redistricting options for Cooper City (2012), Tamarac (2016) and North Lauderdale (2016). In 2011 he was appointed to Board of Directors of the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce and he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Mr. Stamm is a FAU alumnus with a Bachelors degree in Public Management and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
The application window for the Spring 2017 Mentorship Program will reopen November 14 and close December 9, 2016. The Mentorship Program is open to all SURP students. It is a great opportunity to gain insights about what it is like to work as a professional planner. For more details, see the Mentorship Program web page.Mentorship Program
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