Urban growth and development
has proceeded at an amazing rate in the state of Florida.
Cities and towns that started out as small cowtowns have
been developed into massive population centers. As Florida
has changed from a tourist destination to a retirement state,
growth planning has been a major component of infrastructure
development. Growth planning may include studies of water
demands, transportation needs, housing and urban growth,
and related growth planning materials.
The Florida Heritage Collection offers many works about the
growth and development of Florida. Some of the documents highlight
historical sketches of towns such as Miami and Tampa, growth
of the school systems, and government efforts and programs
for development, such as the Works Progress Administration.
The materials in this section of the collection detail many
interesting aspect's of Florida's evolution as a major population
center, providing both historical and more current views on