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Name: Acomb, Glenn
Title: Emeritus Professor
Organization: Landscape Architecture
Education: M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1978
Office Address: PO Box 115704 Gainesville, FL, US 32611-5704
Email: acomb@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 392-6098 ext: 315

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My interests are in the area of water conservation as it relates to human use and in dealing with growth in Florida. My focus and expertise is in the area of sustainable site planning and landscape design involving sustainable land planning, stormwater planning, rainwater harvesting, landscape design through the use of native and Florida Friendly Plans, irrigation design and land/landscape management techniques. The promotion of Low Impact Development design techniques in Florida is of particular interest promoting resource-efficient land development.Since 1999, I have been involved in designing a variety of residential and commercial demonstration landscapes for the St. Johns River Water Management District, most notably in the design of the model home for Madera and in other parts of this model sustainable subdivision in Gainesville. In these projects, site performance data is being collected in comparison to conventional sites in order to understand the benefits of design approaches measured in capital costs as well over time.In addition, as co-founder of the Program of Resource Efficient Communities, a cross-discipline research group of University of Florida faculty, I have been involved in a variety of technical and educational outreach relationships to Florida municipalities, developers, and individual landowners to assist in solving issues of balancing water conservation and growth through effective techniques for land planning and stewardship.Since 2000, I serve on the College of Design, Construction and Planning's committees for Sustainability and Smart Growth; represent the profession of landscape architecture on the Environmental Protection Agency's Committee for Water Conservation in New Homes; serve on a national committee to submit for a new LEED classification for Sustainable Sites; serve as faculty for IFAS Extension In-Service Training; and serve on the faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.