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How Zoning Affects Growth In Florida

Construction in downtown Tampa
Daylina Miller
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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.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.
Mary Shedden is news director at WUSF Public Media, where she oversees a team of reporters covering 13 counties on Florida’s west coast.