Author Archives: Kathryn Frank

Adaptation Strategies for the Built Environment

There are several types of sea level rise adaptation strategies that are used in the planning process to assist coastal communities. Strategies for the built environment can be categorized into three groups based on their objectives: 1. Accommodation – Accommodation strategies adapt to rising … Continue reading

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Adaptive Strategies Workshop – Yankeetown and Inglis

On July 11th, 2013, at the Inglis-Yankeetown Lion’s Club, community leaders and interested citizens gathered for a sea level rise adaptive strategies workshop led by principal investigator Dr. Kathryn Frank, project manager Michael Volk, and University of Florida graduate research … Continue reading

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Project Facebook Page

The Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County project has a new Facebook page! The page operates in tandem with the main project website, ChangingLevyCoast.org, to apply one of the most powerful social media tools to share the latest project activities and … Continue reading

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Planning for Coastal Change Curriculum Brief

Dr. Kathryn Frank and graduate student Sean Reiss presented the “planning for coastal change” curriculum developed for the Cedar Key Summer Youth Program in 2012 to 25 middle and high school teachers from across Florida who were attending a symposium … Continue reading

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Adaptive Design Studio Process

Over the past 16 weeks, eight graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Florida conducted an adaptive design studio course led by Dr. Joseli Macedo. The class focused on the Cedar Key-Rosewood area and identified community-based strategies to adapt … Continue reading

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Adaptive Strategies Workshop

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 … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Services and Sea Level Rise

Ecosystem services are the various benefits (goods and services) that humans receive from natural systems such as estuaries, wetlands, and forests. These services are often undervalued and taken for granted. The international Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified four categories of ecosystem services: provisioning … Continue reading

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City Commission Meetings

In mid September, Professor Kathryn Frank presented an overview of the project at the city commission meetings of Yankeetown, Inglis, and Cedar Key. We thank each city’s commissioners and mayor for the opportunity to share information about the project with … Continue reading

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Studio Class to Hold Public Workshops

This fall, ten graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Florida are participating in an Urban and Regional Planning “Civic Engagement Studio” course led by Gail Easley. The students will hold public workshops and outreach events across Levy County, … Continue reading

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Summer Camp

  This past summer we were fortunate to partner with the City of Cedar Key’s Youth Summer Program 2012 to provide the campers with activities exploring coastal change and community planning. The camp was available for Cedar Key and Rosewood … Continue reading

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