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2021 The Urban Landscape Summit

2022 dates have been announced!

YouTube video icon Recorded presentations for the 2021 summit can now be watched on our YouTube channel!

Thanks to all who attended the 2021 summit. Held early in the year, the Urban Landscape Summit features diverse topics that reflect current research.

2021 Agenda (Dates are linked to the video for that day's session)

Date Title Presenters
January 20 Panel: State of the Florida Landscape Industry Dr. Scott Angle, UF/IFAS
Rick Hudak, Lennar
Phillip Hisey, On Top of the World
Mike Sweeney, Toho Water
Adam Jones, Massey Services
January 27 Evaluating and Comparing Water Conservation Program Impacts Dr. Nick Taylor
  Collaborative Planning for the Future of Water Resources in Central Florida: Central Florida Water Initiative Dr. Yilin Zhuang
February 3 Using Alternative Groundcover Species to Increase Native Biodiversity in Florida Landscapes Dr. Basil Iannone
Wendy Wilber
  Conserving Bird Habitat in Cities Dr. Mark Hostetler
Jan Archer
Ryan Buron
February 10 Reducing Herbicide Use while Improving Weed Control in the Landscape Through Integrated Weed Management Dr. Chris Marble
  Breeding Turf for Our Future Landscapes Dr. Kevin Kenworthy
February 17 Linking Landscape Styles and FFL Principles to Create Future Florida Landscapes Dr. Gail Hansen
  Community by Design Dr. Taylor Clem
February 24 Investigating Rebate Incentives for Alternative Residential Landscapes in Florida Dr. Hayk Khachatryan
March 3 Homeowner Behavior and the Future of Urban Landscaping Dr. Paul Monaghan
Maria Morera
March 10 What’s Going on in Your Stormwater Pond? An Overview of Carbon and Nutrient Cycling Research in Urban Ponds Dr. Mary Lusk
  Can Stormwater Ponds Protect Downstream Water Quality While Remaining an Amenity for the Community? Dr. AJ Reisinger
March 17 Compost Amending New Residential Landscapes in Florida: Research and Policy Dr. Eban Bean
Kevin Coyne, FDEP
March 24 Homeowner Associations and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Act Barbara Stage, Stage Law
  Certification: One Piece of the Sustainable Landscaping Puzzle Deirdre Irwin, SJRWMD
Lorna Bravo
March 31 Panel: Looking Back in the Past, to the Present, and Toward the Future Ben Bolusky, FNGLA
Dave Bracciano, Hazen and Sawyer
Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD
Deirdre Irwin, SJRWMD

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