Please mark your calendars for April 19, 2023, from 12-1 pm EST and join CSU for our next Green Cities Event of 2023 on Plan Z for Miami featuring honorary guest speaker Bernard Zyscovich, Founder and CEO of Zyscovich and moderator Rick Bell, FAIA, 2023 CSU President. This event will focus on the topic of regional connectivity, active design, and resilient infrastructure, with a special spotlight on the groundbreaking #PlanZforMiami initiative.

The event will be hosted via Zoom, and the link to join will be available on the online Eventbrite page when the event begins. In addition, all registered attendees will receive an email with the link to access the event.

Event Recording

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We will be exploring the ride towards a greener, safer, and more resilient Miami.

Exciting news for Miami! #PlanZforMiami is a bold initiative that aims to transform the Rickenbacker Causeway into a scenic road through a park, while improving safety, connectivity, and resilience for cyclists, runners, and pedestrians. Proposed by architect and cycling enthusiast Bernard Zyscovich, this plan will create a new 20+ acre waterfront park and a safe trail connecting different parts of the city, while protecting the causeway and the community from storm surge and sea level rise. By repurposing existing infrastructure, #PlanZforMiami showcases how multimodal open space can address multiple needs simultaneously within the same right of way. Let’s support this inspiring project and make Miami a greener, more livable, and more resilient city for all!

Speaker: Bernard Zyscovich, Founder and CEO of Zyscovich

Bernard Zyscovich is an award-winning architect and published author, who is internationally recognized as a design and thought leader in holistic master planning and Real Urbanism®.

Moderator/Host: Rick Bell, FAIA, 2023 CSU President

Rick Bell is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University and Deputy Director of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure & Public Space. He previously worked at NYC DDC and the AIANY.

Learning objectives

  1. The development of a separated bicycle and pedestrian lane along the entire Rickenbacker Causeway;
  2. Describe the relation of historical development forces and climate concerns in the Miami-Dade metropolitan region.
  3. Discuss the use of existing infrastructure for storm surge and hurricane protection and coral reef restoration program
  4. Identify how connectivity and active design can come together with resilient infrastructure to provide greater recreational opportunities and transportation alternatives.
  5. Illustrate how creative design, community initiative and political considerations intersect in enabling infrastructure innovation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from leading experts and join the conversation about shaping a greener, more livable, and more resilient future for our cities!

Co-Sponsoring Organizations for Green Cities 2023

Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, UN-Habitat, AIA New York, AIANY Planning & Design, the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, Habitat Professionals Forum for Sustainable Cities, Perkins-Eastman, Creative Exchange Lab, Columbia Center for Buildings, Infrastructure & Public Space and Global Urban Development (GUD)

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the Green Cities Event!

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