Food System Resilience: Addressing the Vulnerability of Miami’s Food System Through Distribution Cluster Centralization

Distribution Cluster Allapattah

Distribution Cluster Allapattah

by Daví Parente Schoen (MLA/MUP '19)

Food distribution and processing in Miami is clustered around a number of hubs that have grown in response to market and infrastructural logics.These agglomerations are an integral component of Miami’s food system and vulnerable to increased risks due to climate change. This project proposes that state and county agencies create a food distribution hub in Hialeah or Opa-Locka that centralizes these critical facilities in order to increase resilience.