Southwest Streetscape | Street Tree Master Plan

Miami, FL

The Southwest Streetscape & Street Tree Master Plan addresses the interconnectedness of the City’s green infrastructure, current greening projects, as well as other on-going projects, to propose possible solutions towards making this portion of the city more resilient to climate change induced flooding and urban heat islands. 

The goals of the plan seek to: Create a road map by which a sustainable urban forest can be developed, Build the community’s resilience to the impacts of climate change through tree shading, Promote actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the creation of attractive and comfortable pedestrian and cycling routes, and strengthen the sense of place through the identification of strategic tree planting locations and the reintroduction of native plant species.

At its conclusion, the goal for the project is to develop a blueprint for the City’s use as a tool for implementing greater resiliency within the street conditions of the project area. C+R is the lead on this project with collaboration with LOLA (Local Office of Landscape Architecture), BCC Engineering, and ESciences. The team will be developing Pilot Projects for the City to test implementation of the strategies developed.