ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean News

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, Chair, ULI SE Florida/Caribbean & Director, MRED + U, University of Miami, discussed how the Seattle experience could inform our efforts here in Miami-Dade County in the face of the current sea level rise problem.

If you were unable to attend the program, video of the entire presentation and panel discussion are are now available. You may also view photos from the event on Flickr.

 

David Williams Presentation

Panel Discussion

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