In 2005, the question was compelling: Could smart growth and preservation not only exist together but work together? For Syd Kitson, the answer was a simple and resounding yes. And today, his vision is the compelling and world-changing reality of Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre town of tomorrow with sustainability woven into its infrastructure, nestled against a 73,000-acre natural preserve, part of the largest preservation land purchase in Florida history.
Babcock Ranch is a city of the future, ready for the future, thanks to the eight core initiatives that have informed and guided all stages of planning and development: Environment, health, education, energy, technology, transportation, storm safety and fun.
Babcock Ranch is a model for a flourishing future in which humans, and nature, life, and work, grow stronger together.