Resiliency & Sustainability

The office of Resilience & Sustainability resides within the department of Public Works and is headed by the Chief Resilience Officer, Dr. Roland Samimy. Working in coordination with the Public Works director, the office of Resilience and Sustainability is preparing the Village and residents of Key Biscayne to adapt to the chronic stresses of climate change and sea level rise as well as recover from acute environmental shocks such as a hurricane.  Adaptation efforts are geared towards upgrading critical infrastructure such as roads and the stormwater system, implementing shoreline protection strategies, hardening electrical and communications assets through undergrounding and evolving the building and zoning codes to support new solutions to climate change and sea level rise that will be protective of our barrier island community and the quality of life it supports.



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