Scenarios for a Resilient Future

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University of Florida
The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida and traces its origins to 1853. The University of Florida is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master’s degree programs and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.

Center for Hydo-generated Urbanism
The Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) proposes new paradigms for the evolution of water-based settlements. From retrofitting the metropolis to envisioning future development on the water, CHU advocates a reconsideration of fluvial and coastal urbanism and a recalibration of our settlement patterns in the context of climate variability; sea level rise and flooding; water, waste, mobility, and energy management; global economic shifts; post-industrial legacies; urban retreat, environmental migration and population growth within a urbanizing world. The Center develops interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs, symposia, and academic courses bringing global involvement in prospective studies on adaptation, environmental justice, and asset preservation of water borne cities around the world.


Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
It's an academic community composed of professors, practicing professionals and students dedicated to proposing viable solutions to contemporary problems of our society. Their pursuit of an alternate future is done within an environment of appreciation for our history, our regional realities and our participation within the greater global community. The School of Architecture, ARQPOLI, provides each student an opportunity to grow knowledgeable in the theoretical, technical, social, cultural, and practical aspects of the profession, and thus be able to enter and excel in the field. Towards such end, their balanced curriculum is both structured and flexible. It includes core professional courses, liberal arts, sciences, and mathematics, focusing on representational, verbal and written skills. The field of architecture requires the command of architectural design, theory, history, technology, structures, representation, and programmatic and pragmatic aspects related to practice.

University of Puerto Rico
The mission of the School of Architecture is to train our students to learn by encouraging them to discover and build knowledge. The learning of our students should be directed to auscultate, know and interpret the different architectural ideologies and possible techniques that will facilitate the understanding of the architectural work in Puerto Rico. Above all, to achieve success through education that allows them to design beautiful, useful and safe structures that strengthen the sense of community and improve the environment. That allows them, also create and make architecture within pre-established parameters, in an environment of collaboration and interdisciplinary. In this way, by refining knowledge through research and reflection, they will achieve the necessary internalization to share it through their lives.


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