The City of Tampa needs your input to identify the most critical areas of focus to build a more sustainable and resilient city. The City of Tampa is launching the Community Input Tool for the Resilient Tampa Roadmap. This tool will help identify what environmental, social, and economic stressors the community views as most-critical to long-term resiliency, from environmental threats to challenges in social equity, economic opportunities, infrastructure, health, and more. Input from this tool will inform the City’s Sustainability & Resilience initiatives, which is one of the top 5 priorities of Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow vision.
“The feedback provided through this Community Input Tool will help pave the path forward towards a more resilient future,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “We want to build a stronger Tampa by tackling the issues that matter most to our community. By listening to our residents, we can identify the most effective ways to lift up every neighborhood and Transform Tampa’s Tomorrow for generations to come.”
Mayor Castor has partnered with a resilience team that has worked with cities across the world to create an urban resilience roadmap. Urban resilience is an approach to city planning and leadership decision processes that helps cities leverage their strengths to tackle the known and unknown challenges of the 21st century. It’s about preparing for, responding to, and overcoming the toughest, most interconnected challenges facing cities.
The Resilient Tampa team will leverage the insights and perspectives shared by community residents through the Community Input Tool to inform the key focus areas and actions that make up the Resilience Roadmap. The Roadmap will be the City’s guiding document to addressing shocks and stressors identified by City staff and the community. The Roadmap will also identify actions that will be incorporated in the proposed FY 21 Climate Action & Equity Plan.
By grounding Tampa's Resilience Roadmap in the priorities of residents, the City will ensure that staff is advancing projects, policies, and programs that build off our strengths and chart a path forward that creates a better tomorrow for all.
The deadline for submission is September 13th at 11:59pm. The City of Tampa and Mayor Jane Castor urge all community members to share their input at: bit.ly/resilienttampa