This semester, students participating in Urban and Regional Planning “studio” class were assigned with developing individual presentations related to coastal change in Levy County. The information was presented in front of the studio class to sharpen public speaking skills. All the students did an excellent job of researching and developing their material. A few were closely related to the Levy County project so we decided to share them with you. URP student Kevin Szatmary, has a background in GIS and provided an overview the model that is used in the project to simulate storm surge, HAZUS. Kevin Bennett is a URP PhD student and gave a presentation on the coastal resiliency in Cedar Key. Check out his Powerpoint for some historical images of the city. URP student Sean Reiss, displayed an extensive knowledge of local habitats in coastal Levy County and the natural processes affecting the coast in his presentation. You can click on the links to view the presentations or visit the Library page.
This ProjectExamines scientific studies and oral histories of past, current, and future coastal change in Levy County, including the possible impacts of sea level rise, and engages citizens and decision makers in identifying adaptation strategies.