Green infrastructure is the concept of incorporating both the natural environment and engineered elements into a wide array of functions or projects. This can range from green roofs to living shorelines and even bioswales. The benefits of green infrastructure include conserving ecosystem values and services, beautifying communities, reducing heat islands effects, and promoting environmental stewardship. Miami Beach, like many other cities, faces the impacts of sea level rise, climate change, and a growing population which results in an increasing demand for resources. Green infrastructure is not about a particular aesthetic or style but is based on the simple concept of reducing waste and using resources efficiently.
The Miami Beach Rising Above grants were created with the goal of promoting sustainability, environmental stewardship and conservation.
Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.
It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.
The City of Miami Beach is committed to innovation and learning as we address climate resilience and the co-benefits for our quality of life
Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.