South Florida Classmates Meet in Miami to Discuss Climate Change
On Saturday evening, March 16, 8 of our Classmates in South
Florida gathered with their spouses and significant others, as well as members
of the Princeton Club of South Florida, to listen to entertaining and
informative presentations on "Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change" with
our Classmate, Andres Duany, and his wife and partner, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk '72. The event took place at "The
Academy Building" of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company located in the "Little
Havana" district of Miami with an open bar, catered Lebanese and Palestinian
cuisine, and lots of networking and catching up on old times for nearly 4
hours. The main thrusts of Andres' and
Liz's presentations were that urban planning needs to be done now, since areas
of South Florida and further north are threatened by rising seas inundating
coastal shores and salinization of the aquifer.
Better advance planning needs to be done for handling future hurricanes
and tropical storms, both before and after they hit. The event was advertised as a non-fundraiser,
casual chance to reconnect with Classmates and fellow Princetonians, and it
proved to be that and much more, as valuable information from true experts was presented
in a fascinating way. Classmates who
attended: Marshall Burack (Pinecrest),
Andres Duany (Coral Gables), Jim Hitch (Coral Gables), Kirk Liddell (wintering
in Wellington), Bill Metzger (Palm Beach), Tom Potts (Bonita Springs), Steve
Saner (Naples), and Kevin Warner (Delray Beach). Joining Liz from the Class of '72 was Helena Novakova
(Miami). Photos from the event can be seen here.
The event attracted a total of 34 interested participants and was superbly arranged by Jim Hitch. Congratulations, Jim, on a terrific Class event!