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New presentation 11 30 2011(1)

  1. 1. Miami Dade County League of Cities Hotel Intercontinental Doral, Florida December 2nd, 2011 Presentation By: Henry Iler, AICP President/Principal ILER Planning
  2. 2. What is community sustainability?• ^ United Nations. 1987."Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development." General Assembly Resolution 42/187, 11 December 1987. • “To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  3. 3. Impacts of climate change• Water supply - degradation/shortages• Shore line retreat• Inland flooding• Public health consequences – infectious diseases• More intense and frequent tropical storms• Economy: tourism and fisheries• Higher energy prices• Degraded natural resources Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  4. 4. Key elements of a city• Land use• Energy sources• Economy• Transportation and infrastructure• Environment and open space• Water resources• City government• History and culture Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  5. 5. How does a city become sustainable?Comprehensive action guided by:• Climate Action Plan• Long-Range Adaptation Plan• Green Master Plan Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  6. 6. Government Federal &Operations State ProgramsPrivate Resident &Development Business Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  7. 7. Doral’s Green Master PlanGuiding Principles#1: Reduce vehicle miles traveled#2: Strengthen landscape and open space standards#3: Create aggressive energy efficiency goals#4: Incentivize alternative urban energy sources#5: Interconnect the City’s places#6: Conserve water#7: Recycle and reuse#8: Bring back community agriculture#9: Carbon neutral city government#10: Education and outreach * Action-oriented * Leadership and direction from the top * Annual feedback and adjustments Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  8. 8. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use – Doral , Florida Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  9. 9. Community Sustainability Elements Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  10. 10. Benefits & $$ Savings• Energy costs• Employee productivity• Water usage• Governmental operations• Waste recycling• Capital improvements• Quality of life Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  11. 11. Long-Range Adaption Plan• Base flood elevations for buildings (regional)• Building design and construction• Transportation system• Drainage facilities• Water supply and wastewater systems• Emergency management• Shoreline development Best Practices for Sustainable Cities
  12. 12. Thank You! ilerplanning.com Best Practices for Sustainable Cities

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