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Zac Taylor

Zac Taylor researches climate change adaptation in the Tampa Bay region. He holds degrees in urban planning from U.C. Berkeley and the London School of Economics, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Leeds in the UK. You can reach him on twitter @zacjtaylor. 


Heavy rains flood Tampa Bay Area streets.

Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to economy

Planner Brady Smith cites the City of Tampa vulnerability analysis as an “example of regional leadership” that other communities may want to follow going forward. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council also held a series of “Peril of Flood” workshops over the last year, as another.


Beyond the looking glass: Exploring Havana from a Tampa perspective

While the U.S. embargo against Cuba still stands, the resumption of commercial air service between Tampa and Havana marks an historic window for Tampa Bay area residents to visit our nearest southern neighbor.

The Fitzgerald.

Project-by-project, developers help Tampa find its urban roots

From the smell of fresh paint on old homes in historic neighborhoods to the sight of construction cranes towering over downtown streets, it’s easy to appreciate what a long-time local developer means when he says Tampa is “discovering itself.”


Retrofitting Tampa Bay for climate change: From understanding to action

Several key themes and insights have emerged through conversations and reflections related to 83 Degrees Media's series on climate change, arguably leaving us with more questions and ideas than clear answers or sound solutions. In that spirit, by way of conclusion, here are four provocations to keep the conversation moving forward across Tampa Bay.


Rethinking Tampa Bay's water resources as the climate changes

Global climate models generally agree that temperatures in the Tampa Bay area will rise between two and three degrees Celsius (three and six degrees Fahrenheit) over the next half century, which could significantly alter the region's water supply. Florida scientists and researchers are weighing those predictions and others to prepare for climate change.
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