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Integrated Sustainability Action Plan


The purpose of the ISAP is to serve as a blueprint of current and future sustainability & resiliency initiatives. The comprehensive ISAP builds on current initiatives and city programs that continue to contribute to overall sustainability and resiliency of St. Pete. The ISAP also outlines targets and actions for improvements and new initiatives across the community and city departments.

How Will the ISAP Be Used?

If approved, the City will move forward to evaluate early action budget requests to begin key energy and equity work ASAP in FY 2020. Concurrently, OSR will work across city departments to further integrate ISAP initiatives in a coordinated and stepwise manner for future implementation.

Like other approved plans and city planning efforts, approval of the ISAP is just the beginning of the work to engage the community, businesses, and city staff to implement actions to meet the City’s ambitious targets. Implementation will be an ongoing effort for years to come emphasizing key priorities, budget and other efficiencies, and continued input from the community. 

ISAP Documents for Review

DRAFT ISAP Highlights Report

DRAFT ISAP Part I:  Main Report (Expanded Descriptions and Information)

DRAFT ISAP Part II:  Appendix A Community & Business Engagement Notes

DRAFT ISAP Part III Appendices B – D References, Methodologies, and Technical Reports


This comprehensive document used a baseline of over 500 metrics and cuts across many related disciplines from the built and natural environments to economic development, workforce readiness, arts and culture and much more. The following list describes the various pieces of the ISAP to assist in navigating your review and use. Each PDF includes ISAP section bookmarks either on left of pdf, top right of your web viewer, or wherever your program keeps the bookmark icon.

DRAFT ISAP Highlights Report (draft released February 8, 2019)

DRAFT ISAP Highlights Report – for electronic viewing (Illustrative Summary)

DRAFT ISAP Highlights Report – for print (double-sided) (Illustrative Summary)

The ISAP Highlights Report is an illustrative summary of the comprehensive work completed and results compiled as part of development of the full ISAP.  Mainly, the highlights report summarizes the measurable targets and supporting actions for eight goal areas, and it summarizes early action implementation steps.

Suggested use of the ISAP Highlights Report is as quick reference of each topic in the ISAP framework without having to carry around the 500 pages of supplemental technical description and information.

ISAP Full Technical Report with Appendices

Part I:  ISAP Main Report

Expands on goal area actions to include detailed descriptions and results.

  1. Purpose and Vision
  2. Community & Business Engagement Summary
  3. Sustainability Action Plan Introduction
    3.1  Built Environment
    3.2  Climate & Energy
    3.3  Economy & Jobs
    3.4  Education, Arts, & Community
    3.5  Equity & Empowerment
    3.6  Health & Safety
    3.7  Natural Systems
    3.8  Realizing Resilience
  4. Implementation & Next Steps

Part II:  Appendix A Community & Business Engagement (drafts released starting March 2018)

Part III:  Appendices B – D References and Technical Reports

Appendix B: STAR Certification Results (released April 2017)

Using the STAR Communities Framework, the city measured community-wide sustainability with final results in December 2016.  This report summarizes the strengths and weaknesses used as a baseline for continued work and ISAP development.  The STAR framework is used as the ISAP’s Sustainability Action framework beginning in Chapter 3 of the ISAP Main Report.

Appendix C: Climate Action & Clean Energy

Climate action refers generally to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the main cause of global warming and climate change effects.  GHG emissions are generally caused by energy and fuel use from fossil fuels.  The documents in Appendix C relate to community-wide GHG emissions inventory data and strategies for reduction of emissions.

  • C.1 GHG Emissions Inventory Results Summary (initially presented in July & August)
  • C.2 Clean Energy Roadmap (draft released November 2018)
  • C.3 Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Information
  • C.4 GHG Emissions Inventory Methodology

Appendix D: Vulnerability Assessment

The city has completed and continues work on resiliency from assessing vulnerabilities to climate change effects to framing needed in collaboration with the community and regional partners.

  • D.1 Realizing Resilience – Urban Land Institute and St. Pete Collaboration (released April 2017)
  • D.2 Vulnerability Assessment Workshop – Results of a workshop with city staff
  • D.3 Vulnerability Assessment Summary – Summary of vulnerabilities and strategies crossing many local and regional resiliency efforts (draft released November 2018)

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