Thomas Ankersen

Thomas Ankersen

Professor, Clinic Director at University of Florida

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Sea Level Rise Ready: Model Comprehensive Plan Goals, Objectives, and Policies to address SLR Impacts in Florida

May 2010

'Sea Level Rise Ready' presents selected model comprehensive planning goals, objectives, and policies meant to address local sea level rise adaptation for a hypothetical city/county in Southwest Florida. It offers best practice examples from other jurisdictions that illustrate the use of SLR adaptation policies, and it concludes that “low or no regrets” actions can be implemented now and in many cases already have been taken by one or more local jurisdictions. Model Goal 1 creates a "Vulnerable Area" overlay for spatial planning, while Goals 2, 3, and 4 establish a framework for pursuing the adaptation strategies of Protection, Accommodation, and Managed Retreat within the overlay.

Related Organizations: University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Thomas Ankersen, Krystle Macadangdang, Melissa Newmons

Resource Category: Planning

 

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