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coastal resilience

Architects and designers must take into account ways in which buildings and cityscapes must be resilient in the face of climate change. This field of research is dynamic and quickly-evolving, and students and faculty at the SoA have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is adapting to the changing reality brought on by our warming climate. Research in this area focuses on how buildings and cities can be designed or adapted to strengthen their resilience in the face of sea level rise and other related challenges that coastal regions face, and will increasingly face, due to climate change.

The School currently offers a Masters in Professional Science program in Urban Sustainability and Resilience as well as a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable and Resilient Design.  

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  • Books

    Chao, Sonia. Calibrating Coastal Urban Resilience. Forthcoming.                             

    Shulman, Allan T. Arup Associates; Shulman + Associates; DLAND, Studio. “Buoyant City: Historic District Resiliency & Adaptation Guidelines.” Miami Beach, FL. Miami Beach, FL: Shulman + Associates. 2020. https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1bd16ni/01UOML_ALMA51369829790002976.

  • Articles

    Chao, Sonia. “Coastal Resilience Benefits of Hybrid Coral-Breakwater Structures in Southeast Florida (CLOAKS).” 

    Chao, Sonia. “Identifying, Prioritizing, and Validating Green Infrastructure Approaches to Enhance Coastal Resilience: Implementation of a data-driven test case in Miami Beach.” https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1638336&HistoricalAw ards=false

    Chao, Sonia. 2016. “Collaborative Research: A Human-centered Computational Framework for Urban and Community Design of Resilient Coastal Cities.”                                        

    Chao, Sonia. “Identifying Vulnerabilities and Resilience Capacities of Historic Buildings to Storm Surge Flooding in Miami-Dade County.” Publication date TBA.

    Chao, Sonia. 2021. “An Exploratory Model to Characterize the Vulnerability of Coastal Buildings to Storm Surge Flooding in Miami-Dade County, FL.” Applied Geography. March. 128. https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1k369cc/TN_cdi_scopus_primary_2011287883.

    C. Li, S. Sen Roy, R. Grant, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, "Analysis of the spatial and temporal patterns in land use land cover in Belize City from 1991 to 2021", Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 32, 101000, 2023

    Firley, Eric; Deupi, Victor. 2017. Miami Rising: Historical Perspectives on Sea Level-Rise as a View into the Future. Issue 2. Vol. 2. Start page 367. End page 387.

    M. Ghiasian, J. Carrick, C. Bisson, B. Haus, A. Baker, D. Lirman, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, "Laboratory quantification of the relative contribution of staghorn coral skeletons in the total wave-energy dissipation provided by an artificial coral reef", Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(9), 1007, 2021

    M. Ghiasian, J. Carrick, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, B. Haus, A. Baker, D. Lirman, "Dissipation of wave energy by a hybrid artificial reef in a wave simulator: implications for coastal resilience and shoreline protection", Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 19 (1), 1-7, 2021

    N. Hosseinzadeh, M. Ghiasian, E. Andiroglu, J. Lamere, L. Rhode-Barbarigos, J. Sobczak, K. Sullivan Sealey, P. Suraneni, "Concrete Seawalls: Load Considerations, Ecological Performance, Durability, and Recent Innovations", Ecological Engineering, 178, 106573, 2022

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