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Miami Beach

October 24, 2019, 7am PDT
As cities across the U.S. commit to ambitious climate actions, they're seeking effective ways to engage with local communities.
Yale Climate Connections
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
September 22, 2017, 11am PDT
How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.
Planetizen
September 14, 2017, 5am PDT
A city of almost 92,000 people sits on a one-mile wide island designed by nature to protect the mainland from ocean swells, storms, and hurricanes. The seven-mile long island, which floods even when sunny, was spared from catastrophic storm surge.
Planetizen
March 3, 2017, 6am PST
The picturesque ocean front of Miami Beach is being sullied by digital billboards now floating off shore on boats, outside the reach of the city's authority.
Miami New Times
December 28, 2016, 9am PST
A plan to move forward with a streetcar line in Miami Beach will have to wait while the county plans a route across the Biscayne Bay.
Miami Herald
October 19, 2016, 8am PDT
With tidal flooding on the rise for a decade, the most recent King Tide served as another reminder of the need for South Florida to prepare for rising seas.
Miami Herald
December 30, 2015, 2pm PST
Miami Beach is drafting its own textbook for how to respond to sea level rise. The New Yorker provides in-depth coverage of a region under siege by the sea that surrounds it.
The New Yorker
June 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
The New Tropic
April 4, 2014, 9am PDT
Local officials agree that a light rail system from Miami to Miami Beach would work, and they have embarked on a partnership to win the funding to commence a study of a potential $532 million route.
Miami Herald
January 16, 2014, 1pm PST
A new mayoral administration in Miami Beach has cancelled a $1 billion plan to redevelop 52-acres around the city’s convention center, scrapping the plans of a design-build team that included Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas.
Miami Herald
August 12, 2013, 2pm PDT
Claudia and George Klousoulas examine how designers have used light as a building material in the parking garages of Miami Beach -- with a slideshow.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
June 21, 2013, 6am PDT
From parking garages to its bike-share program, and streetscape improvements to trails that integrate nature and city life, Miami has taken a stylish but pedestrian-friendly approach to transportation decisions, says Claudia Kousoulas.
Better! Cities & Towns
January 16, 2013, 5am PST
Decades after preservationists helped usher in one of the country’s most successful urban revivals by protecting South Beach's Art Deco buildings, Miami Beach commissioners are considering whether to strengthen laws protecting residential properties.
The New York Times
November 26, 2012, 7am PST
In an astonishing interactive graphic and accompanying opinion piece, Benjamin Strauss and Roberr Kopp outline several likely scenarios for the impact of rising seas on America's urban areas. New Orleans and Miami Beach could be completely submerged.
The New York Times