Thanks for joining us!
Our first virtual Underwater Homeowners Association monthly meeting was a great success. Thank you for participating. It was a perfect example of how community members can come together and adapt to unique circumstances and changing times. A special thank you to first-time meeting attendees and to those who asked important questions which added to a great discussion. Also a big thank you to our chair, Brian Haus, University of Miami Professor and Chair, Department of Ocean Sciences, who lent his experience and expertise in leading the meeting.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique set of challenges, many that parallel what climate change and sea level rise will bring in the not-so-distant future. As discussed in the meeting, impact forecasting, resiliency planning, and finding long-term solutions will need attention from all of us working together. The first virtual UHOA meeting showcased the start of what a participatory experience in the era of climate change can look like, and how we can rise to the challenges ahead with the tools we have available to us, playing our part in creating the policy changes that lead to real, lasting impacts for future generations.
As we look forward, let’s build on the momentum gained from the awareness that COVID-19 has raised. We hope to see you at our next virtual meeting on Wednesday June 3rd, at 7:00pm – you will receive an email beforehand with an invitation to register.
Until then, be sure to check out some of the Miami Corona Project Conversations that have been held over the last month:
- UM Climate Migration and Retreat Team: Katharine Mach, Associate Professor, University of Miami Rosenstiel School and Faculty Scholar, Abess Center & Jessica Owley, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
- Ana Maria Kleymer, International Climate Policy and Law Advisor
- Michael Spring, Director, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs
You can also click here to find the full recording of our Underwater HOA meeting from Wednesday night.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Xavier Cortada and all of us at Cortada Projects are committed to using the power of art to engage the community in learning about and addressing important ecological concerns including climate change, sea level rise, and biodiversity loss.