Environment Study Project

Michael Vargas

Weather

The highest recorded temperature was 103”F in September of 1921.


The lowest recorded temperature was 18”F in December 1894

History

Because most of the district was specially certified by the

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, many property owners have

pursued Federal Investment Tax Credits for their

renovations. In addition, the City of Orlando offers a

Property Tax Abatement for owners who renovate their

historic properties.

Orlando's first historic district demonstrates the economic and political growth of the city for over six decades.


Wildlife

The Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. was formed on September 29, 1994, as a nonprofit organization to provide assistance, funding and promotional support to contribute to the health and well-being of Florida's fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. We are the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.The Wildlife Foundation of Florida is preeminently an advocate for Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. A not-for-profit, non-political, financing, and action group, we are dedicated to preserving Florida’s fish and wildlife for future generations. Now in our second decade of service, we function to raise funds and to build support for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other organizations engaged in science-based nature conservation, management, education, and research activities.



Culture

Budgets for cultural organizations are down, but a dazzling performing arts center is rising across from City Hall. Over the years, we have watched a symphony orchestra pull off a remarkable resurrection and an opera company go belly up. Arts groups wounded by the economic downturn and corporate funding cutbacks have been forced to go leaner in order to keep presenting their concerts, performances and exhibits. Individual artists, meanwhile, continue to branch out, not limiting their creations to a traditional stage or a gallery, but rather seeking unlikely venues like a rooftop or even an old motel-turned-arts-haven.



Overall Reflection

Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980 s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Orlando Florida which is the Second biggest campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2012. In 2010, Orlando was listed as a "Gamma−" level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.



History

Because most of the district was specially certified by the

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, many property owners have

pursued Federal Investment Tax Credits for their

renovations. In addition, the City of Orlando offers a

Property Tax Abatement for owners who renovate their

historic properties.



Residents

Overcoming the effects of high unemployment and a crashed housing market, Florida attracted 2.8 million new residents in the last decade, according to census data released Thursday.

The state’s population growth of 17.6 percent represented the seventh straight decade of double-digit gains, far outpacing the national growth rate in the last decade of 9.7 percent, demographers said.

Florida’s minority populations also surged.

In the last decade, the state’s Hispanic population jumped 57.4 percent to 4.2 million and now comprises 22.5 percent of the state’s population.