Miami is not the only place in the world where we see investors searching for high grounds. As sea-levels continue to rise, there will be a push to develop previously undesirable areas, be it small neighborhoods or cites further inland. It is imperative that we make sure to include all demographics in our planning and coastal retreat. Below is an article from The Atlantic about Miami Beach and the current struggles we continue to see play out here in South Florida.
MIAMI—Sea levels are rising here at the rate of an inch a year, and if trends continue, they will rise six feet well before the end of this century. By then, the ocean will have subsumed the city’s low-lying, densely-populated areas—the wealthy coastal enclave of Coral Gables, much of Little Havana, downtown Miami, and of course Miami Beach.