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Founding Executive Director
Michael Berkowitz, who built the 100 Resilient Cities initiative and Resilient Cities Catalyst from ideas into global movements, begins his tenure as the founding Executive Director in August 2023.  He holds the Eric T. Levin Endowed Chair in Climate Resilience.
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Climate and Health Symposium
First event following the Climate Resilience Academy’s 2022 inaugural symposium. Focused on the Human and Societal Health thematic platform, policy makers, healthcare professionals, engineers and scholars discussed societal and health implications of climate change and resilient solutions to address these impacts.
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Climate Resilience Academy
The Climate Resilience Academy is a functional unit at the University of Miami (UM) that supports interdisciplinary problem-driven research and education to train the next generation and deliver solutions to climate change impacts and environmental stressors, in partnership with industry, government, universities, and other stakeholders.
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Founding Gift
The University of Miami is grateful to local businessman and philanthropist Eric T. Levin, who has generously provided a $5 million gift to the Climate Resilience Academy.  The gift will be used to recruit the Eric T. Levin Endowed Chair in Climate Resilience.
A functional unit that supports University of Miami Schools and Colleges in interdisciplinary, problem-driven research and education, training of the next generation, and delivery of solutions to climate change impacts and related stressors, in partnership with, industry, government, universities, and other stakeholders.
There are over 85 projects, many of them interdisciplinary across multiple schools and colleges, that address climate or related resilience issues.  These projects align with three overlapping thematic platforms: infrastructure and environment; human and societal health; and economic development.

An innovative new problem-based undergraduate course on Resilience, involving many experts in the field, was piloted in Fall 2022 and will be offered for the fourth time in Spring 2024.  The goal is to equip students with adaptive cognitive tools and critical thinking skills to navigate in a volatile world with conviction and creativity.  Click here for a news article on the course.

The University of Miami holds regular symposia in climate resilience.  These include the Miami Climate Symposium, Subtropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience, the Climate and Health Symposium, and the first Climate Resilience Academy Symposium.