The Green Spaces Initiative is a collaboration between Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the City of Miami Beach to preserve, protect, and enhance the environment.
Cities across the world are facing environmental issues that have been exacerbated by rapid urbanization. One solution to this issue has been proposed by Alejandro Pena Keter, CEO of Brickell City Centre, called “The Green Spaces Initiative.” The initiative consists of three primary parts:
Provide space for public green areas. For example, plans are to convert a vacant lot between Northeast 2nd & 7th streets into leafy trees and landscaping. Provide land for environmental projects. For instance, the City of Miami Beach plans to use the land between Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive as a sustainable road that can be used for pedestrians and bicyclists. Educate residents about environmental issues through an interactive art installation. For example, there are plans to install a sculpture at Northeast 2nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue (the parking lot of the Lincoln Road Shopping Center), which will have green hills that residents can sit on during certain times of day with informational plaques, giving varying information about environmental issues.
While The Green Spaces Initiative is still in its infancy stages, it has already gained support from Alejandro Pena Keter, CEO, and Brickell City Centre’s executive team. To make Brickell City Center an environmentally-friendly community, the executive team is focused on executing the initiative to the best of their abilities.
Curtis Henshaw is a business analyst at Alejandro Pena Keter, CEO, and has been working hard to contribute to The Green Spaces Initiative. Curtis has been thinking of projects that will help improve the environment and provide space for existing and new businesses in Brickell City Centre. One project is a proposed Dog Park situated on land between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, with trees (which can be used for “The Green Spaces Initiative”).