Florida Center for Community Design and Research

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Welcome to the Florida Center

The Florida Center is an interdisciplinary research center within the School of Architecture and Community Design, part of the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida. It was founded in 1986 as a statewide research center to address urban and regional problems related to both natural and built environments and to provide design expertise, technical assistance, and applied research to assist Florida's growing communities.

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    Atlas Programs

    Our highest profile research projects include the Atlas Programs:

    • Community Atlas - The Community Atlas website presents quality-assured data and information concerning community conditions in a format that the public can easily access and understand.
    • Plant Atlas - The Plant Atlas website incorporates standards-based data-driven internet technologies to disseminate plant information, images and distribution maps to the public. (The Plant Atlas is now a USF Water Institute program)

    View our Atlas Programs brochure »

    Please Note: Many of the faculty and staff formerly associated with the Florida Center are now leading the USF Water Institute.

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