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Plan(T) at Sub-Tropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience Symposium

April 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:40 pm

The University of Miami Coastal Resilience Symposium will explore lessons garnered from the Caribbean and South Florida realities and their applicability across the region and beyond. Bringing together social and physical scientists, economists, scholars, and leaders from around the region, this virtual symposium will explore the interconnected and salient climate-induced or climate-aggravated aspects directly affecting people in the region. The goal is to better appreciate the associations between climate stressors, such as physical, societal, and economic vulnerabilities, and climate shocks, such as extreme weather events, as well as the correlated challenges and opportunities each presents.

Resilience planning and actions enable a society to manage existing or emerging stressors and to recover from an extreme weather event; in either case, advancing and flourishing. Resilience both encourages and emerges from new innovations, patterns, attitudes, and interactions that respond to the necessities of an evolving climate, and in tandem addresses societal challenges and opportunities for betterment. This symposium shall look at issues such as social resilience in communities facing the greatest challenges from climate changes, as well as cities, buildings, and other systems necessarily transforming to withstand climate impacts through design, policy, and assessments.

Xavier Cortada, Adam Roberti and Ryan Deering present Plan(T)ing for the future: Using socially engaged climate art to mobilize change agents during the session “Social Resilience: The Role of the Arts in Engaging Communities,” moderated by Professor Lillian Manzor from UM’s Department of Modern Languages.

Other presentations during this session include “Ecoperformance vs. Extinction: Biodiversity Game Shows and Florida Futurities” presented by Elizabeth I. Doud, PhD and “Extended Documentary of the International Inn in Miami Beach” presented by Arch. Ruth Ron. The session will be followed by a live Q&A session.

To register, click here: https://events.miami.edu/event/climate_resilience_symposium

To view the full schedule of presentations and sessions, please visit: https://resilience.miami.edu/schedule


April 7, 2021
11:00 am - 12:40 pm


University of Miami Office of Conference Services


Zoom (virtual event)