Floating homes in Amsterdam's IJBurg neighborhood. Waterstudio

How floating architecture could help save at-risk cities

Raftlike homes and buoyant buildings may be a fix for rising sea levels. by Kate Baggaley From New York to Shanghai, coastal cities around the world are at risk from rising sea levels and unpredictable storm surges. But rather than simply building higher seawalls to hold back...
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Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Climate change means more rain and higher temps, and as it gets hotter, mosquitoes bite more By Erik Bojnansky As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This was the...
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19th century lessons from Seattle could help Miami cope with sea-level rise: ULI event

Public-private partnerships key to coping with and rebuilding after disasters By James Teeple Raising streets, relocating key facilities to protect infrastructure and figuring out how to pay for rebuilding after a major disaster like a massive hurricane are the topics that...
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Flooding in Miami Beach

Miami architecture finally addresses “visible and tangible impacts of sea-level rise”

Marcus Fairs Architects and developers working in Miami are belatedly responding to climate change, amid a growing sense of alarm over how rising sea levels are affecting the city.Design Miami chief creative officer Rodman Primack told Dezeen that climate change is...
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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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An aerial rendering of a more resilient Miami Beach, with mangroves and new canals and channels. Experts say the possibilities are endless. Courtesy of Isaac Stein

Miami Business Leaders Meet About Sea-Level Rise Opportunities | Miami New Times

  By Jessica Weiss What do an architect, an insurance broker, and a teacher have in common? In South Florida, they should all be thinking about sea-level rise. You know the story by now: The seas are rising, to the tune of at least three feet over the next 100 years. And Miami is...
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Sea-Level Rise Threatens Miami’s Historic Architecture | Miami New Times

By Jessica Lipscomb The seas are rising. And Miami is in grave danger of going under. Anyone who lives in South Florida and isn’t living in a Marco Rubio-size bubble of denial knows these facts by now, and the national media has been pounding the story into the ground in...
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Coral Gables partners with FIU for sea-level rise discussions | Miami Herald

By Lance Dixon Coral Gables is joining the growing conversation in South Florida about sea-level rise by hosting a series of discussions and educational forums on the topic. The first of three meetings over the next few months will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Coral Gables City...
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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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