Greater Miami Officials Get In An Empire State Of Mind (For The Sake Of Urban Resiliency)

Aug 2, 2017

Jim Murley
Credit Courtesy of Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach each have a resilience officer who helps plan for long-term challenges like sea level rise, traffic and the high cost of housing.

The resilience officers work with local officials and also with a prestigious international program called 100 Resilient Cities. Last week, the trio from Greater Miami and the Beaches traveled to New York City for a global summit of the cities.

WLRN’s Kate Stein spoke with Miami-Dade County resilience officer Jim Murley about the trip and what topics are trending among international resilency experts.

"There were several conversations that focused on... how do we involve underrepresented communities," Murley said. "It reemphasized for me and my counterparts [Miami Beach resilience officer] Susy Torriente and [Miami resilience officer] Jane Gilbert the need to work even more in those communities."

The county is circulating a survey about which resiliency issues concern residents most. To fill it out, click here.