City Resilience Snapshot: Miami-Dade County

Jorge Gastelumendi
Jorge Gastelumendi
September 22, 2020

Living with water, and the challenges it brings is not unfamiliar for the nearly three million residents of Miami-Dade County. In the past several decades, there has been a clear increase in encroachment of water on the county––through rising sea levels, storm surges, hurricanes, and more.

With a warming planet, these obstacles are only expected to worsen over time. In addition to the urgent need to address climate and coastal resilience in Miami-Dade County,  compounding crises, to include the novel coronavirus, have physcially and financially crippled the county—leaving many without jobs and pushing the most vulnerable further into extreme poverty.

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