Flooding in Miami Beach via instagram/gratefulgogetter

Miami Beach, Dade commit to upholding Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump’s withdrawal – Curbed Miami

Both are committed to continuing to reduce emissions by Josh Baumgard   Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with the most recent information. As Curbed National posted earlier, 61 mayors across the U.S. who previously pledged to ignore President Donald Trump’s...
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Source: Elisa Rolle (commons.wikimedia.org) Leslie (Albert Anis, 1937), Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Art Deco District

Miami shows how conservation can be combined with change | Opinion | Architects Journal

By Paul Finch The mantra ‘complementary but not a copy’ is a useful guide to interventions affecting architectural heritage, says Paul Finch The Miami Design Preservation League does excellent tours of the South Beach Art Deco district. Our guide on a recent visit was Joel...
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Miami’s real estate value continues to rise despite the chronic flooding risks on its waterfront. Even as local governments pour millions into tackling high tides and storm surges, deeper economic and infrastructural issues loom as threats to growth and prosperity. Here, flooding hits the crew of television show Burn Notice in low-lying Miami Beach. (Courtesy maxstrz / Flickr)

Miami battles rising floodwaters even as development booms – Archpaper.com

By Zach Edelson In terms of cities and climate change, Miami Beach is the biggest canary in the coal mine. At approximately four feet above sea level, this 19-square-mile strip of artificial and natural islands faces frequent flooding during storms and high tides. (La...
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Miami Beach’s $400 Million Sea-Level Rise Plan Is Unprecedented, but Not Everyone Is Sold

By Jessica Weiss The poster-sized map on Bruce Mowry’s desk is scrawled with blotchy patches of red, showing elevations across Miami Beach. Everywhere 2.2 feet or lower is shaded in deep crimson. That’s the same height, incidentally, that water reached last September...
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Miami Beach approves measures to clean up Ocean Drive

City commission adopts task force report on upgrading lighting, boosting police presence By James Teeple Miami Beach commissioners moved to address complaints of petty crime, out-of-control noise and sidewalks overcrowded with tables and umbrellas on Ocean Drive. Commissioners...
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Miami Beach moves to clean up Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive City-appointed task force calls for measures like upgrading lighting, boosting police presence By James Teeple After years of complaints about out-of-control noise, petty crime and sidewalks crowded with tables and oversized umbrellas, Miami Beach is taking steps to...
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Reconciling Rising Sea Levels and Luxury Development in Miami Beach – Curbed

by Alexei Barrionuevo In Miami Beach, city officials have installed nine of the pumping stations—gleaming silver symbols of hope and real estate preservation—that are tasked with pumping salty water off the streets and back into Biscayne Bay. For elected officials, the pumps, a...
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Iconic Miami Beach Buildings Getting Makeover – architects NBWW – GlobeSt.com

Architectural experts Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW), internationally recognized for the restoration and redesign of many of Miami’s most legendary properties, will restore and renovate Kimpton’s The Angler’s Hotel, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach’ North Tower,...
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Faena District To Add New 16-Story Luxury Condo Tower Next To Versailles Hotel

A plan to incorporate the historic Versailles Hotel into the Faena District while adding a new condo tower has been revealed. The Versailles Hotel would be converted into an exclusive condo building, and a new 16-story luxury tower would rise next door, if Miami Beach officials...
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