Experts predict that over the next 100 years, significant portions of our city will be substantively affected by Sea Level Rise. Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century is an exhibition about planning for climate change and sea level rise in Greater Miami presented by the Florida International University School of Architecture. A topic that hits close to home is met with scientifically grounded optimism in this solution-oriented exhibit of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design strategies that can support the adaptation and transformation of existing infrastructure, neighborhoods, structures and regulations to ensure resilient future development.
Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Cejas Family Foundation, the exhibition integrates broad expert and community voices as it poses key questions regarding climate science, while presenting both the challenges and the opportunities created by changing environmental conditions and rising sea levels. The exhibit incorporates projects completed over a 3-year period through graduate research studios and seminars in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Florida International University. FIU Professors and exhibit curators Marta Canavés and Marilys Nepomechie directed academic explorations that can inform important community planning that will allow Miami to remain a vibrant and increasingly desirable place to live for years to come.