sea level rise

Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Flooding in Fort Lauderdale (Credit: Getty Images) Inset: Caroline Lewis, David Martin, Jimmy Morales and Tiffany Troxler As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This… Continue Reading →

19th century lessons from Seattle could help Miami cope with sea-level rise: ULI event

Flooding in Miami Beach in 2015 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 planners, government officials, and even developers… Continue Reading →

Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is vulnerable to sea-level rise, experts say

Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump Even President Donald Trump’s Winter White House is at risk of being swallowed up by the rising seas, scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that seas will rise by more than six feet… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach says no demolitions along Tatum Waterway for at least six months

North Beach (Photography by Marc Averette) The Miami Beach City Commission on Wednesday passed an ordinance that prevents any demolition of buildings for six months along the Tatum Waterway in the city’s North Beach neighborhood. The measure covers more than… Continue Reading →

Rising sea levels “an existential issue:” Coral Gables Mayor James Cason

Coral Gables and Mayor James C. Cason Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism toward climate change, Coral Gables Mayor James C. Cason, whose city is one of the South Florida municipalities on the front line of rising sea levels, said he… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach sets conservation, historic districts for North Beach

A bird’s-eye view of North Beach, taken from the Akoya Condominiums in 2008 (Credit: Marc Averette) The Miami Beach City Commission on Friday agreed to extend a moratorium on demolitions in the city’s North Beach neighborhood as well as establish… Continue Reading →

Sea-level rise at center of heated debate over future of North Beach’s historic designation

North Beach (Credit: Marc Averette). Inset: Commissioners Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Ricky Arriola, and architect Reinaldo Borges Property owners and business advocates used sea-level rise as an argument against designating North Beach neighborhoods historic during a contentious special Miami Beach… Continue Reading →

Sunset Harbour’s raised streets leave restaurant without flood insurance

1801 Purdy Avenue in 2015, before the streets were raised When the city of Miami Beach embarked on an unprecedented $400 million project to fight back rising seas two years ago, officials boasted that raising Sunset Harbour’s perennially flooded streets… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach kicks off seawall construction ahead of king tide season

A 2009 photo of Miami Beach tidal floods (Credit: maxstrz) and Philip Levine Miami Beach has begun construction work raising the city’s seawalls to combat flooding, starting with the south end of Indian Creek Drive. The $25 million project will… Continue Reading →

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