A spacious park with views of nature in the City of Orlando.

A city’s livability can be compared to the quality of life for its residents. This includes the natural environment and tree canopy, entertainment and recreational activities, economic prosperity, walkability, culture and equity. Combining these factors is a way to create pedestrian friendly “villages” that are accessible and communicate a unique sense of place.

What We Want to Accomplish

Our strategies for livability focus on creating a series of unique, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, walkable villages. The inclusion of pedestrian and bicycle trails, shaded sidewalks, smart grids, integrated storm water management or solar orientation for building, and exciting destinations will be focused on the following goals:

Metrics  2010 (Baseline)  2018 (Targets)  2040 (Goals) 
Completed Villages  10 
Emerging Villages  12  10+  10+ 
Tree Canopy Coverage  25%  27%  40% 

The Sustainability Adventure Program's mission is to explore the vibrant landscapes that Florida has to offer while viewing them through the lens of sustainability. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the outdoors and explore different career opportunities in the environmental field and sustainable stewardship. The program aims to create hands-on learning experiences that are engaging and exciting.