During a presentation at the University of Miami School of Architecture, entitled "Legal Dimensions of Sea Level Rise," the topic turned to growing fields. The Raising Fields Project was presented to students and faculty members.
The Raising Fields Editor was asked by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, and a Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture, to present legal and financial issues of sea level rise in a course entitled "Adaptation to Climate Change."
Adaptation of property that provides sustainability to Florida agriculture is a key element in preparing for the future. As new designs and strategies are developed to plan for mid-Century and earlier, Mr.Chester made the point that laws, regulations and rules allowing proper adaptation need to be passed, and others require updating.
The unique class covers different topies weekly, including: Perceptions of Climate Change, International Science and Climate Change, Mitigation, Climate Change in South Florida, Living with Water, The Role of Universities in Responding to Climate Change, Climate Change Economics and Finances, Engineering Aspects, Health Impacts and Concerns, Legal Concerns, Communication and Public Perception, the NYCRR Plan, Risky Business, and Development and Other Responses.