KLA Perspectives

SE Florida Climate Summit: Time to Act

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Dec 20, 2017 4:35:11 PM

I wrapped up my 2017 travel at the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. This event continues to grow and inspire with nearly 600 attendees this year! The Summit actually sold out this year and they worked with the Broward County Convention Center to adjust room layouts so they could accommodate extra people, allowing an additional 40 people to attend.

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Topics: sustainability, Florida, local leadership, climate resiliency, cities, sea level rise

Orlando and the Pursuit of a Smart City

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Dec 12, 2017 10:36:11 AM

Smart cities. Everyone wants to live in one. Plenty of cities are trying to become one.

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Topics: sustainability, podcast, Florida, local leadership, SAS Talk Podcast, cities, smartcities, Orlando

Spring Break 2040: How Climate Change Will Impact Family Trips to Florida

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Apr 1, 2016 9:00:33 AM

Spring break time is upon us! Ah, the sun, the fun… and whether you are a college student looking to party on the beach or a family with kids heading to Disney, about 25 million of us will be heading to the Sunshine State of Florida during the months of March and April. Florida’s warm weather is a welcome change from the winter weather in much of the rest of the country and for $1,000 per plane ticket (gulp) or a scenic drive down I-95 there really is no better time to go. Maybe money doesn’t matter if this is a family tradition, right? You’ve been doing this since the kids were in elementary school and before you know it they will head off on their college spring break to Florida. In another 25 years, they will take their families to Florida for spring break and keep the tradition alive.

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Topics: climate change, Florida