Landscaping and Biodiversity: Conserving Biodiversity in Urban Planning and Development

1000 Friends of Florida


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.

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Charles Pattison

Confirmed Speaker

Charles Pattison FAICP -- As President of 1000 Friends of Florida, Pattison is responsible to the Board for the day-to-day administration of the 1000 Friends’ office which includes working with Florida’s citizens and communities. He also works with the state’s executive and legislative branches on land use and long ... Read More

Mark Hostetler

Confirmed Speaker

Dr. Mark Hostetler – Dr. Mark Hostetler is a Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida (UF). Dr. Hostetler co-founded UF’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) and collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and graduate students to foster green development projects nationally and internationally. He serves ... Read More