Are we too late? Can we save Miami? What can we do? That is the type of questions Miami business leaders and officials are trying to address … Mayor Levin and many other leaders in the Miami area seem to be getting the picture, we … Continue reading Miami’s Business Leaders Trying to Learn How to Make Money Out of Sea-Level Rise
California, Florida, Texas, India, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea … the list goes on and on. The world is facing an ever deepening water crisis, as climate change accelerates. This article from the BBC really show how much we depend on water for things we don’t … Continue reading Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis?
When I was in Seoul, I fell in love with the “Chong-gye-cheon”. An elevated expressway, deconstructed and returned to a stream through the heart of the city. The river inspired me to start thinking about how to use nature and her natural resources and processes … Continue reading How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home
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 … Continue reading Taking the High Ground—and Developing It
I came across this great report while working on a grant for a pop-up-park. The report helped me convey what I was looking to do to others in the office, as well as provided me with examples of other places that have been implementing similar … Continue reading Tactical URBANISM
I just came across this report from Edward J. Blakely, 2007 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. I used it in grad school for a few reports. Below is the abstract and a link to the full report. After the wacky weather this December and most of 2015, … Continue reading Urban Planning for Climate Change
Sea level change is not just an issue for Florida. Some estimates have as much as 40% of the current U.S. population in direct harm from changing seas over the next 50 years. Joey Flechas and Jenny Staletovich are the authors of a series of … Continue reading URGENT! The Battle for South Florida…
“Mr. Shep tell Chaney everything. And Chaney tell me everything. And I don’t tell nobody nothing. But I’m going to tell you something right now. Sooner or later…everybody’s bill comes due.” That is one of my favorite quotes from “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya … Continue reading Treading Water; Florida’s bill is coming due.
So, Miami-Dade is finally getting on the climate change train. But, does a Climate Change Chief really deserve a $170,000 salary?? I guess that is to TBD. After all, Miami and Miami Beach only floods nowadays when the tide comes in. SERIOUSLY! On September 28, 2015 … Continue reading Under pressure, Miami-Dade gets new climate-change chief
I love when good planning happens! Coming from South Louisiana and now living in South Florida, I continually advocate for the use of mitigation in design. We are not going to stop building on the waterfront; it has part of our collective culture since we … Continue reading When good planning happens …