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Meet the Woman Inspiring Climate Resilience in Miami Beach

If the Miami region manages to weather the climate change storm, it will be thanks to effective collaboration between government, the public, and private interests. Meet the woman tasked with starting that process in Miami Beach.
June 11, 2015, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The New Tropic profiles Elizabeth Wheaton, head of the environment and sustainability division of the City of Miami Beach.

Written by Ashley Martinez, the profile provides an opportunity to detail the cultural changes as well the infrastructure and built environment changes necessary to see Miami through the impacts of climate change and rising sea level.

For instance, Martinez describes the South Florida Climate Change Compact—which includes Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as municipal partners—as the first regional partnership in the nation to address climate change on a regional scale (though California might take umbrage with that characterization). Martinez lists the Miami Beach resiliency plan, the Beach Walk, and a series of public meetings focusing on climate change as examples of local projects led by Wheaton.

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Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in The New Tropic
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