Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Department

Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Emily Vogler

Second Advisor

Suzanne Mathew

Third Advisor

Theodore Hoerr

Abstract

Miami is facing an inevitable future in which sea level rise will submerge some of the city and most of the Everglades and agriculture area by 2100.

Phase one investigates the impact on ecosystems surrounding Miami due to climate shift and rising sea level. During this phase, the effect of sea level rise (SLR) on ecosystems in Miami will be analyzed using the existing Land Cover Distribution Map and Land Cover Change Report posted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Phase two talks about the farming land being taken over by the wetland. However, both wetland and farming land will decrease if the sea level rise continuously. The subject of the probable future of wetland and agricultural area is covered in this phase.

Phase three choose the future scenario from current to 2080. To help the farms that will be affected in this period to adapt to a range of issues caused by rising sea levels, some strategies have been proposed in this phase. Then the study will zoom into smaller scale to study how specific farms adapt to sea level rise.

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