Keeping Current: A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami

Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties is an international Van Alen competition for interdisciplinary teams to re-imagine public uses for flood prone vacant lots, tens of thousands of which are now present in the Florida region. On May 26, the RFQ closed, receiving submissions from 3 continents and 16 different cities, accounting for 128 participants from interdisciplinary fields.
   A jury will select three finalist teams to be announced in mid-June. They will receive $5,000 each to participate in a 3-day program where they will develop rapid-fire conceptual drawings before presenting to the jury. The winner will receive $80,000 to develop a masterplan and design/build for a pilot project for the North Miami’s portfolio of flood-prone vacant lots.