Miami-Dade’s new sea rise strategy: build higher and back away from the water

March 24, 2021

Miami-Dade’s new strategy for adapting to sea level rise comes down to two main ideas: build up higher and back away from the water.

That could look like building elevated homes straight out of the Florida Keys, or buying out whole streets of homes on the riverfront, or shorelines lined with mangroves instead of condos.

On Friday, Miami-Dade released its vision for how it will survive the two feet of sea level rise it expects by 2060, enough to cause an estimated $25 billion in damages.

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