Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Taryn Sabia, is Research Associate Professor and Director of the Florida Center for Community and Research at the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design. The Center provides design expertise, technical assistance, applied research, and community engagement services in Florida’s growing communities to address urban challenges related to the built environment. Since 2014, she has overseen faculty, researchers, and graduate students to deliver the Center’s mission to assist the citizens of Florida in Creating more livable and sustainable communities. Taryn has advised over 30 mayors on sustainable development and has worked with elected bodies both nationally and internationally. Her professional work has spanned policy legislation for building and energy codes, urban transportation systems, implementation of Community Development Block Grants, and resiliency and mitigation planning for Florida municipalities. Taryn has extensive experience building partnerships between community members, organizations, and government leaders. She serves on several national advisory committees.