The following four themes are central to Jacksonville’s vision for resilience. They set the direction of the fundamental objectives for the resilience strategy (listed below each theme). These objectives will be used to evaluate and prioritize actions for how Jacksonville can become more resilient.
A RESILIENT JACKSONVILLE WILL BE A CITY THAT…
Jacksonville will not only prepare for today’s risks, but also proactively adapt for the future in the face of climate change and evolving social and economic conditions.
Minimize damage to property, infrastructure, and the environment from shocks and stresses
Minimize negative effects of shocks and stresses on human health and well-being
Minimize disruptions to the local economy
Minimize disruptions to essential services
Jacksonville will improve the health and well-being of all of its people, communities, and ecosystems, even as the city experiences increasing tolls from extreme heat, flooding, and other environmental and social stressors.
Maximize residents’ physical and mental health
Reduce disparities in health and well-being
Maximize ecosystem health and ecosystem services
Jacksonville will support innovative businesses, a diverse economy, and quality jobs to ensure widespread, shared prosperity during periods of economic growth and to provide a strong buffer against any potential future downturns.
Maximize economic growth and prosperity
Minimize barriers to economic mobility
Maximize access to safe housing and essential services
Jacksonville will grow in a way that anticipates the needs and risks of future decades and ensures the city remains a world-class place to live for generations to come.
Maximize smart and equitable development in areas that are safest from future hazards
Maximize safe, active, and connected transportation options
Maximize the sustainability and adaptiveness of infrastructure
Maximize the benefits from public investments in the short- and long-term