Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.77
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date May 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Miami
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

City of Coral Gables

The UM School of Architecture Center for Urban & Community Design has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the City of Coral Gables. The contract allow UM to digitally survey historic properties in Coral Gables. Through their preservation division, UM is also collaborating with Coral Gable on climate resiliency.

City of Miami

• UM is participating as a member of the MetroLab Network along with the City of Miami to continue collaborating within and across our communities to research, develop and deploy technology-enabled solutions that can help address our communities’ most pressing challenges, and make them sustainable and "smart" communities.
• The School of Architecture's Center for Urban & Community Design and the Resilient Miami Initiative, an interdisciplinary and inter institutional group of faculty focused on resilient design for historic neighborhoods, are in conversations with the City of Miami on several projects linking historic preservation and resilient design.
• Faculty from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the School of Architecture have assisted the City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee and the Waterfront Advisory Board in providing policy recommendations to the City Commission.

City of Miami Beach

• UM worked very closely with the City's Zika Virus Task force experts present in front of the City of Miami Beach Commission.
• UM is participating as a member of the MetroLab Network along with the City of Miami Beach to continue collaborating within and across our communities to research, develop and deploy technology-enabled solutions that can help address our communities’ most pressing challenges and make them sustainable and "smart" communities.

Memorandum of Understanding between University of Miami, Florida International University, and Florida Atlantic University (Resilient Miami Initiative):

UM's Resilient Miami Initiative includes faculty members from the School of Architecture, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, College of Engineering, School of Communication, Departments of Geology, Geography, Computational Sciences, and Law School.
The Resilient Miami Initiative is an interdisciplinary and inter institutional group of faculty focused on resilient design for historic neighborhoods, chaired by Sonia Chao, Director of The School of Architecture's Center for Urban & Community Design.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Miami Dade County

• In May of 2016 The University of Miami publicly supported a bill that would legalize Uber, Lyft and other similar ride sharing services.
• The University is in conversations with Miami Dade Transit to look for solutions to encourage students, faculty and staff to use public transportation.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The University is a member of the Metrolab Network Consortium. As a member of the network, the University will research, develop, and deploy technologies and policy approaches to address challenges facing the nation’s urban areas.

"Our cities are living laboratories for innovation in addressing these challenges. Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami Beach and the City of Miami (in coordination with the Miami Foundation) created a unique partnership to apply for and receive the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities designation. Out of this process, Greater Miami and the Beaches was created to develop a Resilience Strategy for the entire county to address the challenges of urbanization, globalization and climate change"

http://metrolab.heinz.cmu.edu/


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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