Connectivity refers to digital civic engagement and providing modern and digital city services to the public. The Connectivity pillar recognizes the need to define the “digital divide,” or those who lack reliable internet access and includes strategies to improve the sharing of information with all Orlando residents and visitors.
Energy powers everything around us, from our homes and offices to the personal mobile devices that we use to connect to the world. The City of Orlando Green Works program and the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offer a variety of energy programs to conserve energy, as well as access to renewable energy sources.
The City Beautiful is home to over 100 lakes and receives more than 50 inches of rainfall per year. However, conservation of water resources is needed to maintain sustainable water supply and mitigate severe weather events. The Water pillar includes strategies for water re-use, conservation and monitoring. Energy pillar is aligned with these initiatives and includes strategies for resilient, reliable and affordable energy for all.
Health & Safety
Protecting the health and safety of Orlando residents and visitors is one of the most important functions of local government. The Health & Safety pillar recognizes that a future-ready city is an equitable city and includes strategies for all residents and visitors to live healthy lifestyles and experience a feeling of safety.
Orlando has a long-term goal of becoming a Zero Waste community. In order to achieve this goal and find value in solid waste, the Materials pillar includes strategies to recycle and re-use materials, diverting them from the landfill.
Transportation choices are rapidly expanding and the City of Orlando has the opportunity to transform from a single-occupant automobile dominated system to a multimodal community. The Mobility pillar includes strategies to provide safe, affordable and efficient transportation choices for all.
Placemaking is the intersection of urban design, creativity and programming between the public realm (streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas) and the private realm (buildings, businesses and developments). The Placemaking pillar includes strategies for affordable and attainable housing, digital wayfinding and art and modernized land development codes.