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A Century of Sea Level Rise: what happens next?

Come to Vizcaya for an engaging conversation about sea level rise, an important issue for our community and for Vizcaya as we mark our centennial year.

Vizcaya’s owner, James Deering, made a bold choice to build along Biscayne Bay 100 years ago, never imagining that someday “waterfront” would take on a whole new meaning.

A full century later, however, we continue to appreciate this environment from the unique vantage point of Vizcaya’s shoreline, though the waters continue to rise.

Recognizing that sea level rise has implications for more than just Vizcaya and its visitors, a varied group of speakers join the panel to share how they are addressing SLR in their own lives and work:

  • Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya artist Lucinda Linderman details the research and process of creating a series of felted maps that depict the impact of sea level rise on Vizcaya and other areas
  • Cindy Lerner, former Mayor of Pinecrest, will consider outreach to local governments and communities
  • Ricardo Alvarez bring his expertise as a mitigation specialist
  • Tiffany Troxler shares her work through FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center
  • Mark Osterman, Vizcaya’s Adult Learning and Engagement Manager, will share more about Vizcaya’s 3D scanning of the iconic Barge

Moderated by Katie Hagemann of Miami Dade County’s Resilience Office, the panel will also encourage us to consider what we can do, collectively and individually, to respond to sea level rise specifically and influence what those in the next 100 years will find when we’re gone.


July 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL  33129
305 250 9133