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.
Author Archives: Kathryn Frank
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
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
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
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
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
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