We are happy to share OUTSIDE is continuing to partner with 1000 Friends of Florida, and together we invite you to join us for a free webinar, OUTSIDE: Sharing Perspectives (which previously was live-streamed on April 24th). This webinar focuses on addressing a series of questions from the industry, academic, and government perspectives to help lay the foundation for meaningful change: How do you define sustainable landscapes and why are they important? What are some of the successes that you have experienced in this field that you can share? What are the main challenges and obstacles to the adoption of sustainable landscapes at a meaningful scale? Why is it important for local governments and the State of Florida to focus resources on the adoption of sustainable landscapes? What are some of the next steps for moving local governments and the State forward towards the adoption of sustainable landscape policies and principles?
- Dr. Patrick Bohlen, Director of Landscape and Natural Resources (LNR) and Arboretum and Professor of Biology at the University of Central Florida
- Dr. Richard Levey, Ph.D., AICP, Levey Consulting Managing Director
- Sean Parks, Lake County Florida District 2 Commissioner
Since 1986, 1000 Friends of Florida has been leading the way to a more sustainable future for Florida. We educate, advocate, negotiate and, when necessary, litigate to protect our quality of life. Citizen involvement is at the heart of all we do. We develop booklets and conduct webinars and workshops on Florida’s planning process. Through projects like Florida 2070, we share visions of what our state could look like if current patterns of development continue. We also advocate on behalf of citizens in the halls of the Legislature and the courts, and work to promote sound public policy on growth and development issues.