On February 27 at the Cedar Key Public Library, community leaders and interested citizens gathered for an adaptive strategies workshop led by Dr. Kathryn Frank, Dr. Joseli Macedo, graduate research assistant Sean Reiss, and the students of this semester’s coastal design studio course in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. The workshop included a presentation of areas in the Cedar Key-Rosewood area that are vulnerable to sea level rise due to low elevation, and activities whereby participants noted areas of current impacts and planning priorities. Participants also formed small groups and played a game to identify preferred, consensus-based adaptation strategies for a hypothetical island community. The project team and studio class greatly appreciated the thoughtful insights and contributions of the workshop participants. This input will guide the studio class design of adaptive strategies options that will be presented to the workshop participants and the public in April. The presentations slides from the workshop are available here: Adaptive Strategies Workshop Feb 27 2013.
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.