Adaptive planning workshop Aug. 9 in Florida Panhandle

Florida Sea Grant partnered with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Apalachicola NERR) to bring the workshop “Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change–Legal Issues for Local Government” to the Florida Panhandle on August 9, 2012. The full AGENDA is available at this link. The workshop presented local government planners and attorneys with the science of sea-level…

2011 Changes to Florida’s Planning Laws: Impacts on Coastal Planning

Governor Scott recently signed a bill passed by the Florida Legislature that makes significant changes to comprehensive planning in the state. This brief note is not intended to give a complete summary of the bill, which is almost 200 pages, but to mention some of the most significant changes included in the law before looking more carefully at the implications for planning in coastal communities.