1215 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

The US Green Building Council South FLorida Chapter and the University of Miami School of Architecture present:
Kristina Trotta, Sierra Club, Everglades Skyway Coalition
February 12, 7 pm. Refreshments at 6:30 pm,
Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Lecture Hall, 1215 Dickinson Drive,
University of Miami Coral Gables Campus. Free and open to the public.
In 1928, the dream of creating a safe passage across the Everglades was realized with the completion of the Tamiami
Trail. However, as that passage was opened, another was closing. Today the existence of Tamiami Trail is strangling
Everglades National Park and Florida Bay from the vital fl ows of water from the north, while the areas to the north
of the Trail are drowning. Kristina Trotta of the Everglades Skyway Coalition will present the visionary solution being
put forward by that Coalition that will restore fl ow to the River of Grass. Ms. Trotta will review the history of
the Tamiami Trail, its impacts on the water fl ows through Shark River Slough, and discuss the Everglades Skyway, an
11 mile elevated roadway that will eliminate the harmful impacts of the Tamiami Trail. This project has been presented
to organizations all across South Florida, and is currently endorsed by over 30 entities, including 5 municipalities
and counties, and it is currently under consideration by Miami-Dade County. Beautiful, simple, poetic and logical: this
is a visionary project that exemplifi es design solutions that support a sustainable South Florida. For more information,
please visit www.build-the-skyway.com

Official Website: http://www.build-the-skyway.com

Added by greenermiami on February 9, 2007

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