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Lecture: The Art and Science of Adaptive Land Use Planning and Conservation
As Florida grows to approximately 33.7 million residents by 2070–almost 15 million more people than in 2010–one of the biggest challenges is to ensure that sufficient land and water exist to meet the needs of people, agriculture and the environment in the coming decades. At the same time, sea level rise will impact densely developed coastal areas of the state, potentially forcing residents to relocate inland and creating conflicts between conservation, agricultural, and developed land uses. Michael Ives Volk, Associate Director, UF Center for Landscape Conservation Planning will address Florida’s future, with a focus on climate change impacts on developed areas, biodiversity, and an integrated approach to land use planning that may help address future growth and changes as they occur. This lecture is presented as part of the exhibition The World to Come.