Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Smart Growth in the Face of Climate Change Charette, June 21st in Wynwood, WHAT? No Free Food? By Geniusofdespair
Tropical Audubon Society and like-minded partners are hosting a Miami Design Charette June 21st in Wynwood.
The object is to connect tomorrow’s local leaders with today’s experts to create “Smart Growth” communities in the face of Climate Change. (Genius: Is That an oxymoron or what?)
Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) will co-host a one-day Environmental Leadership Charrette on June 21 in the hip Wynwood Arts District in conjunction with charter sponsor Toyota TogetherGreen and with significant support from the Knight Foundation, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt and Greenberg Traurig P.A.
The Charette invites Miamians to shape a vision for sustainable growth and will connect Wynwood’s unique population of artists and entrepreneurs with key strategies to cope with the imminent threats of our time: rising seas, diminishing resources and an increasing population. Further, by dividing Miami-Dade County into six focus areas, Miamians have a chance to identify priorities and craft solutions for their respective communities.
Workshop participants will consider how best to accommodate the county’s growing population, while continuing to protect vital environmental resources and providing residents with higher quality of life. Local experts will set the tone for the afternoon think-tank exercise. The sessions will focus on highlighting the difference between Resiliency and Sustainability, presenting current practices around the county, looking into regional planning efforts
Charette attendees will present their focus group’s outcomes to their local municipalities; event partners will present a comprehensive report to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Miami Design Charette will be held in Wynwood on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Light Box, 404 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127. It will include a bike tour of the Wynwood Murals, and will close with a social happy hour. A nominal fee of $12 covers breakfast and lunch; larger donations will enable interested students and disadvantaged citizens to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Celeste De Palma at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register today.
If you don't know what a Charette is, don't vote unless you are voting against Rick Scott.