COAT TALKS – Venice Italy; Venice of the Americas

Date(s) - Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts


COAT talks ‘Venice’ – Saturday January 27 1- 3 PM and 3 – 5 PM and commemorates the 2005 City of Fort Lauderdale sponsored roundtable on energy and the ever changing issues impacting development in the coastal region.​

Dr. Charles Roberts, Associate Professor of FAU’s Department of GeoSciences Studies and Graduate Program Chair (recently retired) explores Fort Lauderdale’s namesake billion dollar experiment – MOSE – underway to slow the rise of the ocean waters into Venice, a historic city famous for its art. The Serene Republic of Venezia adopted innovative design considerations prior to the year 1200, Project Mose protects the city from the highest tides and storm surges of the 21st Century. This fascinating study in ‘mastering the ocean’ for close to one thousand years includes a discussion about historic architecture, landscapes and new ecological construction techniques with Daniel Williams AIA. Williams co-directed the mass-transit corridor study for the Seattle Monorail and later at University of Miami Center for Urban and Community Design wrote plans for water management for 500 square miles of south Florida followed by a regional initiative for 2400 square miles of southeast coastal Florida while at University of Florida. Both Williams and Roberts will be joined by local researchers in a discussion about historic architecture, landscapes and new ecological construction techniques.

1 – 3 PM – general presentation with information that the whole family can understand and enjoy

3 – 5 PM – more detailed presentation and discussion between trade professionals about best practices, comparing and contrasting Venice and the Venice of the Americas (Fort Lauderdale) geography and ideas about development along the water.

Tickets and additional information HERE.