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Eleven Ideas to Improve Miami Beach’s Resilience Initiatives

The City of Miami Beach’s elected representatives and staff have shown commendable leadership and initiative in taking-on its flooding issues. Such leadership comes with challenges and learning from experience is a sign of strength and progress. It is in this spirit that Resilience Action Fund (RAF) shares thoughts and suggestions for improvement. On February 18, 2020 the City of Miami

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RAF Chair speaks at ARISE Resilience Forum in Mexico City

Resilience Action Fund Chair Aris Papadopoulos was a keynote speaker on October 30, 2019 at a Resilience Forum organized in Mexico City by UNDRR ARISE-Mexico, and attended by over 800 participants. He spoke on ‘Strategies for Building Back Better’, one of the the key goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-30.  He stressed that ‘building back better’

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FLASH and RAF agree to develop Resilient-Smart Homebuyers Guide

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and Resilience Action Fund have agreed to jointly develop and promote a first-of-its-kind Resilient-Smart Homebuyers Guide. This is expected be available in print and online by Q3-2020. Most homebuyers have little to no knowledge of the hazard vulnerability of the location and house they are looking to buy. The property industry does a

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New York Times quotes RAF Chair as Dorian menaces towards Bahamas

With a menacing hurricane Dorian approaching, the New York Times reached out to RAF Chair Aris Papadopoulos, who is also the Distinguished Expert in Resilience at Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute (FIU-EEI), to ask about building codes in the Bahamas. Clink on below photo for full article. He noted that in 2003 Bahamas adopted and began enforcing the Miami-Dade

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Educational Program

RAF collaborates with Sustainable Curriculum Consortium

On October 14, 2016, RAF conducted a graduate-level seminar for Florida International University' Civil Engineering Department on the subject of 'Resilience in the Built Environment: Challenges and Issues'. The seminar covered the topics of the Sendai Framework for DRR, the relation between resilience, green, climate and sustainability, the issues and root causes of vulnerability in the built environment and finally
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