Advancing the quality of life in South Florida’s communities is paramount in maintaining the vibrancy and vitality of the region; with proper attention to this indicator, the region will flourish with exceptional economic development and growth opportunities. Quality of life is a broad category with many indicators; examples include access to parks and natural areas, walkability of communities, and presence of cultural attractions, among others.
The health of our residents is equally important; recognizing the correlation between how we plan and build and the health of our communities is vital. Ensuring access to healthcare, recreation, and healthy food are all components of planning quality metropolitan areas. Recognizing and evaluating these factors can also assist in developing vulnerability assessments to determine areas that may need additional attention or funding.