University of Miami

University of Miami

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Build a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP

By AnnetteGallagher
Jun 8, '16 3:43 PM EST

Build a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP

— The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the AARP Foundation will collaborate in a day-long workshop and charrette about resiliency and sustainability in South Florida. The charrette will take place on Monday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jorge Perez Architecture Center at the UM School of Architecture (1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL). Topics covered at the workshop will include Responding to Change and Building Resilience, Securing Housing Options for All, Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, and Turning High School Neighborhoods into Resilient Communities, which will include presentations from the Miami-Dade County Public School students who participated in the May 25 High School Charrette.

Full Agenda and Speakers: 
8:00 am Registration and Coffee (Glasgow Hall)

8:45 am Welcome: University of Miami Dean of Architecture Rodolphe el-Khoury; HUD Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr.; AARP Foundation President, Lisa Marsh Ryerson; Ford Foundation Senior Advisor of Equitable Development, Ana Marie Argilagos  

9:15 am PANEL I: Responding to Change and Building Resilience, moderated by Jerrie G. Magruder, Resilience Officer, HUD Mississippi Field Office. Panelists: Katie Hagemann, Sustainability Initiatives Coordinator; Amy Knowles, Deputy Resiliency Officer, City of Miami Beach; Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture, University of Miami; Isabel Casio Carballo, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council; and Hana Eskra, Florida Market President, Gorman USA Developers

10:30 am Coffee break

10:45 am PANEL II: Securing Housing Options for All, moderated by Michael Liu, Miami-Dade, PHCD Director. Panelists: Leroy Moore, COO, Housing Authority, City of Tampa; Albert Milo, Related Urban Group; Anita Rodriguez, CEO, East Little Havana, CDC; and Barbara (Bobbi) Ibarra, Executive Director, Miami Homes for All

Noon Working Lunch Keynote Speaker: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President,AARP FOUNDATION (Korach Gallery)

1:30 pm Panel III: Turning High School Neighborhoods into Resilient Communities, moderated by Sonia Chao, Research Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Director – Center for Urban and Community Design, University of Miami

2:15 pm Panel IV: Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, moderated by Mark Buchbinder. Panelists: Peter Wood, VP Health Foundation of South Florida; Gepsie Metellus, Executive Director Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Ned Murray, Professor, Florida International University Metropolitan Center; Ignacio Esteban, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Community Loan Fund; and Lyle Culver, Professor, Miami Dade College, School of Architecture and Interior Design

3:45 pm Closing Remarks: Harriet Tregoning, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development

Partners to Building a Resilient South Florida: AARP Foundation, University of Miami, UM Center for Urban & Community Design, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade College, Miami-Dade County, Good Government Initiative, South Florida Regional Council, Florida Community Loan Fund, Bank United, Atlanta Federal Reserve, Florida International University, Miami Homes for All, Beacon Council, Sant’ La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Alliance for Aging, Citibank, United Way, Knight Foundation, City of Miami Beach, and the South Florida Community Development Coalition