Landscaping and Biodiversity: Conserving Biodiversity in Urban Planning and Development
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Tallahassee, FL, United States
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During this free 1000 Friends of Florida webinar, the University of Florida’s Dr. Mark Hostetler will share strategies to engage policy makers, planners, built environment professionals and citizens in order to create functioning green communities. Through case studies and "real-world" experiences with development projects, he will discuss ways to engage all stakeholders in order to create functioning green communities. Many green development projects fail to stand the test of time, stemming from improper design, impacts during the construction phase, and how people manage their homes, yards, and neighborhoods. The way forward is challenging, and he outlines a range of techniques, research, policy tools, and educational strategies that could be used to engage key stakeholder groups. In particular, he will stress the importance of addressing decisions made during the design, construction, and post-construction phases of new subdivision development.