Orlando, Florida, USA

The city of Orlando, Florida, USA, is best known as home to Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. As part of its current effort to expand its economic base and increase revenue, the city is developing numerous projects that will enable it to compete for business opportunities in the entertainment realms of film and television. It is also realizing projects that will help it increase its prominence as a convention destination and improve the quality of its commercial infrastructure and housing markets through green projects that promise to provide the city with LEED-compliant buildings and renewable energy sources. This article describes Orlando's efforts and goals to improve the quality of its urban experience. It explains the plans for Orlando's major projects, profiling three particular initiatives--roadway improvements, downtown revitalization plans, and the completion of Busch Entertainment's water theme park, Aquatica. It also discusses Orlando's lack of experienced local project managers, ident
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