Suburbia threatens to cover nearly double the amount of land now claimed by neighborhoods and shopping centers, according to the Florida 2070 report. The study calls for allowing more intense development within or near already urbanized areas and also setting aside more land, through government land buys or other measures, to be preserved for farming and conservation. Agriculture is a key part of the state's economy and future development affects its economic viability, according to Cori Hermle, a planning consultant for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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