SNRE is hosting the leading land use scholar, Dr. Soji Adelaja on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:00pm in Emerson Alumni Hall (President Room C).
Dr. Adelaja, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy and Director of the Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University, will present his seminar titled: "Critical Emerging Issues in Land Use and the Role of the Land Grant University"
Additional details, the seminar abstract and speaker's biography will soon be posted on the SNRE website. Please visit www.snre.ufl.edu<http://www.snre.ufl.edu>. This event is open to the public. Please arrive early as space is limited.
Critical Emerging Issues in Land Use and the Role of the Land Grant University
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy
Director of the Land Policy Institute (LPI)
Michigan State University
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Emerson Alumni Hall
President Room C
The nation's leading land use scholar, Dr. Soji Adelaja, will discuss emerging trends and policy innovations in land use and the implications for Florida. Dr. Adelaja described Florida as "the best-positioned state in the nation to attract good growth and create the type of state it wants to be." He will also address the consequences of poor land use planning, its impact on agricultural, suburban and urban areas and how Florida can mitigate these challenges.
"Our old strategies in land use have not necessarily worked to build prosperous communities, but have in fact accelerated the erosion of various strategic advantages that American communities, cities, and states have," Adelaja explains. "We must focus on the principles of place making and the important role that the academic and planning communities play in building a sustainable state."
Dr. Adelaja is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy and Director of the Land Policy Institute (LPI) at Michigan State University. LPI is Michigan's leading resource for policy makers in the growing struggle to balance growth and sustainability. http://www.landpolicy.msu.edu/
Mark your calendars! February 20 at 3:00PM in Emerson Alumni Hall (Presidents Room C).
For more about the Dr. Adelaja's speech contact Patrick Heck at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or (352) 392-7622.