U-SoA Welcomes Visiting Students from Beijing (BUCEA) for Joint Workshop: “Urban Resilience”.

U-SoA Welcomes Visiting Students from Beijing (BUCEA) for Joint Workshop: “Urban Resilience”.

By UM News

U-SoA Welcomes Visiting Students from Beijing (BUCEA) for Joint Workshop: “Urban Resilience”.

By UM News
(Led by U-SoA Professors Allan Shulman and Zhao Pei).

Miami Beach’s North Shore, a coastal strand surrounded by water and rising little more than a meter above sea‐level, is home to more than 30,000 residents and countless more tourists. The urban district, called North Beach, is the second urban center of Miami Beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Biscayne Bay on the other; it was developed a generation after the better‐known resort and residential districts of South Beach. While South Beach has prospered, experiencing extraordinary development in the late 20th and 21st century, North Beach has suffered neglect and disinvestment. A series of open lots along its oceanfront are considered one key to its revitalization.

The area is marked by a strong congruence of building type, scale, and architectural styles. The urban structure of compact, low and mid‐scale housing and resort architecture, mixed with small commercial centers and main streets, provides an attractive lifestyle. Most of the district is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and local historic designation of existing building stock is imminent.

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