Marilys Nepomechie Speaks at ‘Rising Above,’ Miami Beach Centennial Community Resilience Summit


On Friday, March 27th at the W Hotel, Professor Marilys Nepomechie was a speaker at ‘Rising Above,’ the Miami Beach Centennial Community Resilience Summit.

Representatives from Florida International University, led by Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Michael Heithaus, presented work of the FIU | City of Miami Beach Partnership focusing on the effects of sea level rise. Representing research housed in the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, Professor Nepomechie joined Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Interim Director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society, and Dr. Juliet Pinto, School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

This segment of the summit, dedicated to academic partnerships, also included presentations by Charles Waldheim of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Dr. Benjamin Kirtman of the University of Miami.

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