Director of Engineering Coastal Systems Int., Inc. Coral Gables, Florida
Miami Beach has become a beacon nationwide in adapting infrastructure to combat sea-level rise. Until recently, the idea of incorporating open space was not part of Miami Beach’s stormwater management and climate change program. Bayshore Park was the first project to propose using open space as green infrastructure.
Greater understanding of the importance of integrating green infrastructure into climate change policy.
Learn methods of incorporating climate change and sustainability goals with open space/park design and recreational goals.
Develop a greater appreciation of the challenges in public process and building/achieving consensus, especially when confronted with conflicting agendas.
Deeper understanding of the challenges involved with environmental regulatory agencies.