Florida 3.0: Reinventing our Future

On view: October 20th -November 20th, 2015

Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD)
100 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida

Florida stands at risk of losing trillions of dollars of existing development as a consequence of sea level rise and climate change. The extraordinary circumstance that the state finds itself confronting opens up new opportunities for reinventing our economy and development. We believe that now is the time to start changing course by envisioning a future for Florida that capitalizes upon this new reality to propel the state towards a productive future.
Our coastline will be heavily impacted and must be adapted through new modes of development such as establishing new urban cores in consideration of strategic retreat and proposing alternative settlement patterns for the shifting population and projected increase of over 18 million people in the next 50 years. Metropolitan areas from Jacksonville and Tampa Bay to the South Florida Metropolis face high degrees of vulnerability and coastal tourism will require new approaches to development. Innovative urban paradigms can be envisioned in order to imagine the changes that will lead us to resiliency. All levels of infrastructural assets from energy generation to intra and inter-modal transportation must be reconsidered. Widespread residential morphologies such as canal communities, beachfront high rises and artificial island developments that have been created over the past 50 years will require recalibration to the new conditions.

Florida 3.0: Reinventing our Future engages this debate by proposing new urban possibilities framed through the perspective of five priorities: Infrastructure, Mobility, Hydrological Ecosystems, The Resilient City, and The New Economy. Florida 3.0 takes an integrated approach to these priorities. This book presents the results of an exhibition held at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD) and represents ongoing research conducted by the Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) at the University of Florida that focuses on the history and future of Florida’s water based settlements and hydro-environments within the broader context of new paradigms for the evolution of cities on water from around the world.

Related Programs:

Exhibition Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

Tuesday October 20th
6 PM-8 PM
At the Miami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Avenue Miami Florida

Speakers include:
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner BIG Architects, Ivan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Graduate School of Architecture Spring 2015
Daniella Levine Cava, District 8 Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Julie Harrington, Director Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis at Florida State University, Steering Committee Member Florida Climate Institute
Jayantha Obeysekera, Director Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling Department South Florida Water Management District, Technical Lead for Climate Change and Climate Variability Investigations
Nancy M. Clark, Chief Exhibition Curator; Program Director Global Lab; co-Founder Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism;
Martha Kohen, co-Founder Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism, Professor UF SoA

The Next Generation Forum: Envisioning our Future on the Water
Tuesday November 10th, 2016
At the Miami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Avenue Miami Florida

Participants include representatives from:

University of Florida
Florida International University
University of Miami

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