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Annual Resiliency Workshop

Thank you to all who participated and attended the 2nd Annual Historic Properties Resiliency Workshop on April 7th and 8th, 2018 hosted by the Center for Resiliency and Sustainability at the Miami Design Preservation League.

With an emphasis on solution-based ideas for historic preservation and resiliency, presentations incorporated multidisciplinary viewpoints with the intent to provide property owners of historic resources with short, medium, and long-term solutions. This two-day weekend event was hosted at the Miami Beach Golf Club on Saturday, April 7th, and at the Art Deco Welcome Center in the Nationally and Locally designated Miami Beach Architectural District on Sunday, April 8th.

Full video of all presentations coming soon. Click here to download “Five Lessons Learned” which summarizes the 2nd Annual Historic Properties Resiliency Workshop.


April 7th, 2018: Lecture Series

10:00am – 5:00pm at the Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach

Presentations by:

  • Keynote Speaker: Nicholas A. Shufro, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management Directorate (RMD), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Full presentation can be viewed here
  • Welcome Remarks: Daniel Ciraldo, Executive Director, MDPL
  • Introduction: Laura Weinstein-Berman, Director, Vagabond Group Consulting – Full presentation can be viewed here
  • John Stuart, AIA, Executive Director, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios
  • Tiffany Troxler, Director, FIU Sea Level Solutions Center
  • Youssef Hachem, Ph.D., P.E., President, YHCE – Full presentation can be viewed here
  • Roderick Scott, CFM, Director of Communications and Outreach,
    Ducky Johnson Home Elevation, LLC
  • Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D., President, Brizaga, Inc.
  • Steve Mouzon, AIA, LEED, Principal, Mouzon Design
  • Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet AIA, LEED ap, Principal, Touzet Studio
  • Adrienne Burke, Policy Planner, Nassau County
  • Panel Discussion: Nicholas A. Shufro, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management Directorate (RMD), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Wayne Pathman, Co-Founder, Pathman Lewis LLP; and Reinaldo Borges, AIA, Principal and CEO, Borges Architects
  • Closing Remarks: Thomas Mooney, AICP, Planning Director, City of Miami Beach – Full presentation can be viewed here

April 8th, 2018: Site Assessments in Flamingo Park in collaboration with the Florida Public Archaeology Network

10:00am – 3:00pm starting at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach and site assessments on 11th Street in the historic Flamingo Park neighborhood. More information on facebook page and sign up to be a part of ongoing Heritage Monitoring Scouts programming here.


Contact laura@mdpl.org for more information.


Click here for past resiliency workshops information.