Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s suggestion to focus our sea-level rise and climate change mitigation efforts on building a more-resilient city are on point. More important than being resistant to the effects of these elements is having the ability to bounce back from the damage they can cause.
To do this, we must take a look at all the factors that play into safeguarding our community from devastation, such as developing smart infrastructure, increasing mobility options, addressing the affordable housing crisis and closing the income inequality gap that is fueling high levels of poverty throughout Miami-Dade County.
This is the true definition of being resilient, and the work that Miami, Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County are doing through their Resilient 305 efforts puts us on that path.
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