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In This Climate

Feb 6, 2020

Long-time residents of higher-elevation Miami neighborhoods have anticipated for decades an influx of wealthy people retreating from flood-prone areas. Then, as it finally began to happen, as households and businesses began to face displacement, as public understanding of climate change swelled, the long-time residents received little assistance. Despite the late 2018 adoption of a City resolution to study climate gentrification—the first of its kind in the U.S.—community activists continue to push the city for substantive action.

In our first episode on climate gentrification, we look at the case of Miami-Dade County, including the history that got us to this point and potential solutions moving forward.

In this episode:

Alex Harris, Miami Herald climate change reporter

Jesse Keenan, professor in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Science, Technology and Public Policy