The City of Miami, in partnership with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), recently hosted a panel of ten experts organized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to gain new insight into how Miami can make its downtown waterfront more resilient. The ULI is a highly-respected global, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to smart land use and creating sustainable communities. The panel was comprised of independent land use, engineering, resilience and real estate experts from across the United States.
The ULI panelists toured relevant sites along Miami’s urban waterfront – including Biscayne Bay and the Miami River – and interviewed a total of 80 local stakeholders from the private and public sectors. Based on their site visits and interviews, the panelists then developed a set of strategic recommendations to provide a roadmap to mitigate the effects of sea level rise along Biscayne Bay and the Miami River.
On Friday, June 7, the ULI expert panelists presented their preliminary recommendations to the City of Miami and the DDA at a public meeting held at Miami City Hall and streamed live on the City’s social media channels. The panel focused on three geographical areas that create a more united approach to resilience efforts: the Bay, the River and the Ridge.
For more details:
ULI Panel Shares Ideas for Strengthening Miami’s Waterfront
Watch the Urban Land Institute Visit Recap
Watch the Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel Recommendations
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