The City of Dunedin was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council with a First Place Award under the category Community Preparedness and Resiliency at the 28th Annual Future of the Region Awards for Dunedin's Resilient Environmental Action Master Plan (DREAM). The Future of the Region Awards event highlights projects and programs that exemplify regionalism, and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the regional community.
This document has a 10 year vision with an extensive range of 150 action items designed to increase sustainability within the sectors of City Operations, Community Collaboration, and Citizen Engagement. The plan is in coordination with the City’s Comp Plan, Strategic Plan, and intersects all of the City’s departments and divisions. The plan is divided into four main categories: Environmental Quality, People & Processes, Infrastructure & Smart Development, and Consumption & Conservation. The document is further organized into ten focus areas: Land, Water, Quality of Life, Our Community, Buildings, Transportation, Water, Solid Waste & Recycling, Climate & Clean Energy, and Consumer Consumption. DREAM is designed to answer the question, “How does Dunedin become a more sustainable, equitable, smart, and efficient city?”