Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tonite if you are not busy ... check out the panel discussion on sea level rise in Miami ... by gimleteye

This panel discussion is notable for the inclusion of a panelist who is normally confined to the grounds of the South Florida Water Management District or to science symposiums: Jayantha Obeysekera, Director Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling Department.

If you take the politics out of water management in South Florida -- which is about 99.5 percent of it -- what is left is scientists like Obeysekera who are deeply involved in the realities (and not the profit aims of Florida's shadow government) of sub-surface water transport.

WHEN: Panel: October 20th, 2015, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

WHAT: Florida 3.0: Reinventing our Future Exhibition and Panel Discussion

WHERE: Miami Center for Architecture and Design: 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132

•Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner BIG Architects
•Daniella Levine Cava, District 8 Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
•Julie Harrington, Director Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University
•Jayantha Obeysekera, Director Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling Department South Florida Water Management District

The Exhibition is co-curated by Nancy Clark and Martha Kohen and includes work from CHU affiliate member institutions and from the University of Florida Graduate School Of Architecture. For further information, visit MCAD at http://miamicad.org/ and CHU at ConsortiumforHydrogeneratedUrbanism.com. For questions, contact MCAD or Nancy Clark at nmclark@ufl.edu.

Florida stands at risk of losing trillions of dollars of existing development as a consequence of sea level rise and climate change. The extraordinary circumstance that the state finds itself confronting opens up new opportunities for reinventing our economy and development.
Florida 3.0: Reinventing our Future engages this debate by proposing new urban possibilities framed through the perspective of five priorities: Infrastructure, Mobility, Hydrological Ecosystems, The Resilient City, and The New Economy. The exhibition brings together the research conducted through the Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) at the University of Florida that is focused on the history and future of Florida's water based settlements and hydro-environments within the broader context of new paradigms for the evolution of cities on water from around the world. Commissioner Levine Cava will join a team of panelists to discuss creating a thriving, resilient community in the face of climate change induced sea level rise. Participants will learn about innovative solutions such as drawing energy from the Gulf Stream or creating visually exciting pumps which are both functional and aesthetic.


Anonymous said...

Also this evening at the O Cinema in Wynwood is a screening of This Changes Everything, based on Naomi Klein's book on climate change.

Anonymous said...

Why won't the Herald write anything about the climate march that happened last Wednesday evening? There were over a thousand people involved!!!! Shame on them...

Geniusofdespair said...

They did write about it in there typepad on line. On the subject of tonight, one has a live panel