Miami Today Features Aris Papadopoulos in its Annual ‘Best of Miami’ Issue

MIAMI, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Resilience Action Fund (RAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and guiding the public on creating more resilient homes and communities, announced today that it has been featured in the annual “Best of Miami” issue of Miami Today.

This year’s theme, “Best of Miami in Recovery Mode,” highlighted the people, businesses and organizations who are setting the course for the future of Miami in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aris Papadopoulos, founder and chair of Miami-based RAF, was included in the “Making Miami Resilient” category. Papadopoulos was nominated by Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian for his expertise in the field and efforts in helping the city with a long-term resilient vision project.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for this distinction by the Commissioner and be part of this impressive group working to better our community,” said Aris Papadopoulos, who is also the Distinguished Expert in Resilience at Florida International University. “Particularly for cities like Miami, who face the combined impacts of hurricanes and climate change, it is vital to raise awareness and engage residents in envisioning a resilient future. I look forward to working closely with the City of Miami Beach and FIU to ensure that local input is combined with global thought leadership to create an inspirational blueprint for a vibrant and sustainable 21st century city,” he added.

June 9, 2021 | PRNewswire | Miami Today Features Aris Papadopoulos in its Annual ‘Best of Miami’ Issue

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Miami Beach plans more temporary public art

With the economy reopening and talks starting about a pedestrian promenade connecting Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Española Way, Miami Beach officials are looking at installing more temporary public art in the city in the next few months as a way to encourage the economic rebound.

This idea, Commissioner Mark Samuelian said, dovetails nicely with the proposal for a South Beach Promenade that would connect Española Way, Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, and the committee asked that the items be brought back together. Of two possible installations, Mr. Arriola said, this idea should receive priority.

June 8, 2021 | MiamiToday | Miami Beach plans more temporary public art