Multidimensional Resilience of Port Miami: Collaborative Engagement, Interdisciplinary Assessment, and an Educational “Port Hub”


Port Miami’s functioning and resilience is of vital importance. Scientific research underscores that port decisionmakers need to prepare for multidimensional resilience challenges. Economic, environmental, technological and governance factors are determined to be most critical. Port stakeholders have a strategic interest in the long-term functionality and viability of ports, but no standardized measures for performance on resilience exist and its constituent components. This project aims to contribute to recalibrating the port-city synergy by better understanding multidimensional port resilience to disruption, and enhanced understanding of the role of resilience planning and resilience infrastructure at Port Miami. Their emphasis in the proposed project addresses more resilient infrastructure for coastal cities, resonating with the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge “Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure” as well as the National Science Foundation’s core strategy of investing in targeted areas of research related to high priority societal needs.


Richard Grant (Geography & Sustainable Development), Shouraseni Sen Roy (Geography & Sustainable Development), Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (Civil & Architectural Engineering)