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Call for Papers

Abstracts are due January 17, 2021. Please submit using this link

The requirements for peer-reviewed manuscripts are outlined in the Author Guide

The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, the Graduate School, and the Center for Urban and Community Design, with the collaboration of the Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program, are pleased to share a current Call for Papers and invite contributions for an upcoming inaugural spring symposium titled Sub-Tropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience: Social, Economic, and Physical Adaptations in South Florida and the Caribbean and its subsequent special issue journal publication titled Sub-Tropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience.

Please share this invitation with your community and network and consider submitting your research.

The symposium is seeking a broad range of submissions under three umbrella topics: Mobility, Metabolisms, and Resilience. Please see the full list of sub-topics below. This symposium, and the forthcoming journal publication, aims to address the human-centered aspects related to climate change by exploring recent lessons, current research, and ongoing regional collaborations. We welcome all scales and modes of inquiry and a broad range of submissions, including human, social, cultural, and design responses across multiple frameworks, interactions, and topics.

In addition to the peer-reviewed papers, submissions focused on policy, design, and practice are also encouraged. We welcome the participation of academics and non-academics working in working in government positions, engaged in pioneering professional practice, and engaged in grassroots and community-focused spaces


  • Migration
  • Sustainable Tourism:  Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Economic Engines and Micro-economies
  • Higher Ground: Gentrification, Housing & Insurance Trends, and Real Estate Development


  • Racial & Gender Equity and Cultural Identities
  • Mental, Social, and Physical Wellness
  • Food Sovereignty 
  • Environmental Services


  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Social Resilience, Community Building, and Rural & Urban Habitability
  • Building Codes, Assessments, Performance, and Design
  • Urban Codes, Policy, Planning, and Design

Other subtopics related to the region are also accepted.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) for double-blind peer review submissions are due January 10, 2021. 

The schedule of submissions is as follows: 

  • January 17, 2021: Paper and presentation abstract submission deadline
  • Around January 29, 2021: Applicants informed of decision
  • March 8, 2021: First draft submission deadline (maximum 4000 words)
  • March 31, 2021: Video presentation deadline
  • April 7, 2021: Symposium
  • June 1, 2021: Final paper submission deadline
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Perkins&Will (Miami).