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How Zoning Affects Growth In Florida

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Gabriella Paul
WUSF Public Media
As Florida's population continues to rise, we look at how zoning laws affect the way we manage growth.

This week on Florida Matters, we talk about zoning and how it affects the way our state manages growth.

It may sound mundane, but zoning and building regulations affect us intimately because they hit us where we live.

We talk about balancing growth with historic and environmental preservation, whether inclusionary zoning policies can help create affordable housing and how zoning and transportation options are connected. 

Our guests include:

Peter Belmont, vice president of Preserve the 'Burg, a nonprofit that promotes historic preservation in St. Petersburg.

Tyler Hudson, land use and real estate attorney, member of the Urban Land Institute and former chairman of All For Transportation, a referendum to raise the sales tax to fund transportation projects in Hillsborough County.

Van Linkous, assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of South Florida.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.
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