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Reimagining the Form of Rural Coastal Communities

Florida Sea Grant funded a second sea level planning project, Reimagining the Form of Rural Coastal Communities in Response to Sea Level Rise, that extends the work of the team’s project, Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County. This new … Continue reading

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Strategies for the Vernacular Landscape of Cedar Key

Cedar Key offers a charming and eclectic character like no other. As the community experiences coastal change, including from sea level rise, it is vital that the qualities that make Cedar Key the place it is are not lost and that … Continue reading

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Final Project Findings Report

  The Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County project has released its final, 206-page findings report. The report is the culmination of 2 ½ years of sea level rise adaptation planning and outreach funded by Florida Sea Grant and conducted by … Continue reading

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APA STaR Student Project Award

APA STaR award winners.  From left to right: Sean Reiss, Dr. Kathryn Frank, Jana Rosenbloom, Michael Volk, Rong Zeng, and Kevin Bennett. The Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County team is pleased to announce that four graduate students from the … Continue reading

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Coastal Towns in Transition

Many small coastal towns, such as Cedar Key, Yankeetown, and Inglis, are confronted with the challenge of attracting visitors and residents for economic development while maintaining their unique, vernacular character. Moreover, the concerns for quality, compatible design of new development … Continue reading

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Changing Levy Coast Arts Project

Cedar Key Art Center exhibits reflect coastal change On February 1st, the Cedar Key Arts Center and the University of Florida hosted the opening reception for two “coastal change” art exhibits that remain on display at the Center throughout the … Continue reading

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The Vernacular

The term vernacular is a word most often heard in academic circles.  It is the type of word typically reserved for theoretical discussions and peer-reviewed papers.  In fact, a person could be forgiven if they reacted with surprise at hearing … Continue reading

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