COTE Lunch: Conservation Planning and the Future of Georgia’s Built Environment


Friday, June 12, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm



How will conservation planning shape the future of Georgia’s built environment?

The use of land is guided by local policy for the built environment (zoning, transportation, etc.) and resource protection (wildlife, soil, water).  However, the cumulative impacts of land use largely result from external influences, such as economics, technology, and demographics.

In this presentation, we will review how the last 50 years of land use have impacted our state. Using a dataset that gives a broad perspective, we will explore how conservation planning influences regional and landscape-scale development of the built environment.


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Learning objectives

Participants will:

  1. Identify methods used to analyze statewide Georgia land use for the last 50 years
  2. Understand the basic elements of conservation planning from three example projects in Georgia
  3. Recognize key built environment policies that may help or hinder environmental protection


Charles McMillan
Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director/Natural Resource Director

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