This paper will examine the effect of Growth Management legislation, specifically the Sustainable Communities Designation Agreement, and its effects on urban development in the City of Orlando. The continued population growth in the Central Florida area has challenged planning officials to design and implement innovative growth management techniques. The Sustainable Communities Designation Agreement has given the City of Orlando significant control over development decisions. The City of Orlando has recently completed a development plan for the 19,000-acre Southeast Orlando area, which attempts to blend the development styles of the past in a new sustainable community. The premise of "sustainability", to balance the economic, environmental, and social needs of the community, are assumed to be the primary factor for development in this area. The current Southeast Orlando Development plan falls short of the predefined indicators of sustainability, and the necessity for development is uncertain. Finally, existing sustainable practices from around the country, and ideas for sustainable development in Orlando are presented.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;Short stories, American
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