Happy Thursday Friends, Clients & Colleagues,
We hope this BREAKING NEWS finds you well.
As a Steering Committee Member, I join my colleagues in celebrating the launch of the Resilience305 Strategy — the culmination of 3 years of extensive stakeholder engagement and listening sessions — designed to tackle economic, social & environmental stresses in the Greater Miami & the Beaches region and make our community truly resilient — in the short & long term.
Personally, Marile and I are honored and proud to join in the unparalleled dedication and commitment of public, civic, business, and community leaders — who worked tirelessly alongside the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Network to develop the plan’s comprehensive and inclusive strategy.
Together, we can build a city that is not only prepared to survive, but to thrive!
Resilient305 is a partnership between the City of Miami Government, Miami Dade Government, and Miami Beach Government. As a member of 100 Resilient Cities, which is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, Resilient Greater Miami & the Beaches is tackling challenges that directly affect our community. Together, we can build a city that is not only prepared to survive, but to thrive.
During the announcement, Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami, stressed how this collaborative strategy “marks a milestone for our efforts to combat everything from sea level rise to job creation, & serves as a model of collaboration for the world.” Urban resilience is “how we mitigate and bounce back from an economic, social, or environmental threat.”
I agree wholeheartedly — “collaboration” is the key in tackling 21st-century challenges.
As you will see, Resilience305 is a response to the major economic, environmental and social challenges our local communities face and addresses these challenges through “intergovernmental and community collaboration”.
Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami, stressed how the collaborative strategy “marks a milestone for our efforts to combat everything from sea level rise to job creation, & serves as a model of collaboration for the world.” Urban resilience is “how we mitigate and bounce back from an economic, social, or environmental threat.”
Resilient 305 will focus on three main goal areas:
- Places — addressing location-based challenges such as mobility, design & planning, housing, and ecosystems.
- People — supporting health services, job & wealth creation, and neighborhood & network empowerment.
- Pathways — unifying governments, businesses, community organizations, and educational institutions.
The PIVOT Team — Progress; Innovation; Vision for Our Tomorrow — will oversee implementation.
Moreover, Resilience305 will further complement existing initiatives from the public sector — such as Miami-Dade County’s transportation SMART Plan, City of Miami’s Forever Bond, and Miami Beach Rising Above.
This burgeoning region — distinct for its multi-cultural perspective — is the ideal stage for becoming a global leader in tackling 21st-century challenges.
Learn more — as Alfred Sanchez, President and CEO, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce indicated: “This plan will be one of our main focuses as we set the Chambers’ committees goals for the short and long-term,”
Get involved — Greater Miami & the Beaches collectively will continue to unify public, business and community forces to identify and execute comprehensive, inclusive solutions to our diverse social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Be assured — we will keep you fully informed on next steps for this 20-year vision — and further progress in the implementation of this groundbreaking plan that will build a thriving community for our children and generations to come.
Thank you and warmest personal regards,
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.
Steering Committee Member