In May 2015, the City of Miami Beach entered into a partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a series of sponsored design studios to study the impacts of and potential responses to sea level rise in coastal communities like Miami Beach. The multi -year research project, aims to examine the implications of rising sea levels and increased storm events on our city’s economy, ecology, infrastructure, and community identity. The studios have engaged Harvard faculty members and researchers, as well as other leading academics and professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, ecology, law and other related disciplines toward developing planning strategies that anticipate potential future scenarios and mitigate present threats.
In the spring of 2018, Harvard completed the study and published a report : South Florida and Sea Level – The Case of Miami Beach.
The final report can be previewed below and downloaded.South Florida and Sea Level The Case of Miami Beach