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Saturday, April 11 • 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Tour 3: Beachfront to Artfront: Landscape Architecture and Urban Transformation in Miami and Miami Beach (REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SEPARATE FEE)

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Registering for Tours
A limited number of tours, designed for urban researchers, are available during the Conference. Conference attendees can register for tours in advance via the online registration form or in-person at the conference  registration office located on the 2nd floor of the InterContinental Hotel in the Chopin Ballroom.  Tours have limited space.  So if you are interested, it is wise to register and pay your tour fees as soon as possible.  Our most popular tours will likely become full by early January.
ALL tours begin at 1:00pm. Tour participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45pm before departure.

Tour 3: Beachfront to Artfront: Landscape Architecture and Urban Transformation in Miami and Miami Beach
Saturday, April 11 – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Price: $28
Capacity: TBD

Tour Organizers/Leaders: Chair & Associate Professor Roberto Rovira, Assistant Professor Ebru Ozer, and Professor Juan A. Bueno, from FIU’s Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design.

The increasingly critical role that the design of open spaces is playing in South Florida has never been more apparent than in the transformations of key urban spaces in Miami Beach and the Wynwood and Design Districts in Miami.  Largely driven by cultural events like the seasonal art fairs surrounding Art Basel whose economic impact is estimated at $2 Billion every year, public spaces and parks are becoming a vital part of the area’s urban transformation.

Join us for a tour of select projects in Miami Beach and the Wynwood and Design Districts in Miami that have elevated the standard for public space and landscape architecture in the region.  Stops will include Miami Beach Urban Studios and Raymond Jungles 1111 Plaza on Lincoln Road, Soundscape Park and the New World Symphony’s rooftop garden, as well as the Wynwood Art District, one of the largest and most prominent creative communities in the country and future home of the Wynwood Greenhouse Park, a project that resulted from an international design competition privately funded by Metro 1 developer Tony Cho and designed by the interdisciplinary team comprised by two FIU professors: landscape architect Roberto Rovira (who will be one of the tour guides) and architect Nick Gelpi, in collaboration with the Miami-based artist Jim Drain. We will additionally visit the neighboring Miami Design District, a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining.

Saturday April 11, 2015 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Intercontinental Hotel (meet in lobby at 12:45pm)