Category Archives: Sea Level Rising

Urban Land Institute Shows Miami Beach a Path to Resiliency

Written by Katherine Lewin on September 11, 2018   The City of Miami Beach is preparing to live with water in a much deeper way. As the climate continues toward warmer temperatures and South Florida’s coastal cities see more frequent and damaging flooding, one of Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable cities is fighting back against the threat of flooding, rising waters and stronger storms. A part of this fight was the collaboration between Miami Beach and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a worldwide group of about 42,000 real estate and development professionals that … Read More

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ULI Panel Advises Miami Beach on Sea-Level Rise Response

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience By Nicole Martinez May 23, 2018 Florida’s Miami Beach has been called “ground zero for sea-level rise,” and municipal officials and residents alike often wonder whether the city will survive the dire effects of climate change. In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable … Read More

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Returns on Resilience: ULI Hosts Critical Conversation on Southeast Florida’s Looming Challenge

Real Estate Leaders Discuss Best Practices in Addressing Rising Seas and Aging Infrastructure   ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward and Palm Beach counties advanced the conversation about one of the most important issues facing the entire region – resilience against rising seas – on Monday, February 26 at the ULI office in Fort Lauderdale. Members Alec Bogdanoff, president and co-founder of Fort Lauderdale-based consulting firm Brizaga, Inc. and Chris Capellini, associate in the Boca Raton office of Bohler Engineering, organized the “Returns on Resilience” in … Read More

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Watch Now! Lobbies Will Be Basements: Sea-Level Rise Lessons from Seattle

On February 2, 2017, at the Greenberg Traurig offices in Downtown Miami, David Williams, author of “Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography”, gave an informative presentation on Seattle’s macro challenge to its existence a century ago, and the trials they faced in raising the city to stop it from sinking into the water. His presentation was followed by a response panel in which he and local experts David Martin, President & Co-Founder, Terra Group, James Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer, Miami-Dade County, Andrew Frey, Pricipal, Tecela, and moderator Dr. Charles Bohl, … Read More

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Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

State and municipal governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of their coastal communities by implementing more stringent design and building standards for new construction and redevelopment projects. They also are beginning to replace old infrastructure with flexible systems that can adapt to future conditions. Evidence of climate change is already noticeable in low-lying areas of south Florida, notes John Englander, an oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis (Science Bookshelf, 2012). Higher monthly tides coincide with the moon’s … Read More

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