City of Miami’s population is expected to grow 4% annually and with that comes billions of dollars in private investment to grow the City and support new residents. This development can bring great opportunities to the City, especially if the City has a clear vision for its future growth. The establishment of Miami 21 in 2008 laid a strong foundation, guiding the City’s evolution with the tenants of New Urbanism and Smart Growth. However, now the code and other policies that helped shape our diverse neighborhoods need to be updated to reduce environmental impacts and risks, and to meet current and future changes in how people seek to live, move, work, and play. In order to thrive in the face of climate change, a growing population, and a rapidly evolving economy, we must proactively regulate and incentivize development that will allow all Miamians to thrive, and to effectively and creatively achieve our resilience and sustainability goals.
- Objective 5.1: Develop policies and regulations to reduce impacts of extreme heat, flooding, and storms as well as promote sustainability Citywide.
- Objective 5.2: Incentivize development that allows residents and businesses to adapt and thrive under changing environmental, political, and social conditions.
- Objective 5.3: Integrate resilience, sustainability, and equity considerations into large development projects.