This month, Akerman Senterfitt, one of Florida’s largest law firms, is co-sponsoring the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) exhibit entitled “The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change.”
Making its debut in Miami during the ULI Fall Meeting, “The City in 2050” covers 3,600 square feet and examines many issues confronting modern society. It explores how these issues will shape urban landscape in the future, including rapid urbanization, rising energy costs, climate change, infrastructure needs in both mature and emerging markets, population growth, demographic shifts, household formation changes and economic shifts. The exhibit underscores the need to pursue efficient, intelligent land use as a critical strategy for sustainable development.
After its debut in Miami, the exhibit is expected to travel to Washington, D.C., and New York City. Termed as an “urban laboratory,” the exhibit will explore factors such as emerging trends in alternative energy, new technology affecting development and inventive approaches toward total sustainability.
In addition to the exhibit, Akerman will be distributing to all attendees of the ULI Fall Meeting a recently released study conducted by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, which examines the changes that are taking place in the South Florida region and endorses action from all stakeholders to increase development without compromising the area’s natural systems.