Is climate change gentrification really happening in Miami?
May 19, 2017
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Sea level rise poses increasing risks to low-lying property in Southeast Florida. In Miami-Dade County, much of the higher ground lies along a geologic formation known as the coastal ridge, which elevates parts of neighborhoods like Liberty City and Little Haiti up to 13 feet above sea level. While segregation and red-lining made these less desirable neighborhoods for a long time, residents worry the higher ground is now luring outsiders who will soon price them out. However, the city may simply be experiencing classic gentrification spurred by its growing real estate economy.