Miami Beach Rising Above: An Informative Session on Sea Level Rise and Miami
Beach Monday, April 6, 2015 The City of
Miami Beach and Florida International University (FIU) hosted a panel
discussion about sea level rise and its global, national, and local
implications. Multidisciplinary experts contextualized sea level rise and
shared what the City of Miami Beach is doing to adapt to sea level rise.
The session was moderated by the FIU school of Environment, Arts and
Society (SEAS) Executive Director Evelyn Gaiser.To view a recording of this event, click here.
Miami Beach Community Resiliency Summit Friday, March 27, 2015
The City of Miami
Beach celebrated its 100th birthday in March with a series of
events throughout the City. As part of
the celebration, the City participated in a Community Resiliency Summit – Miami
Beach Rising Above at the W Hotel. This summit brought together local city officials,
scientists and educators. The summit, introduced by NBC’s Al Roker, highlighted
Miami Beach’s current and future mitigation and adaptation strategies and how
these strategies can be used by cities worldwide to adapt to the rising seas.Presentations were
given by the Chamber of Commerce; Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel
Association; renowned academics from Harvard Graduate School of Design,
University of Miami, and Florida International University; the CEO from Gore's
Climate Reality Project; educational non-profits, and city officials. Morning
sessions were followed by an environmental awards luncheon, which recognized
excellence in environmental science, civic activism and education.