The Center produces webinars periodically to discuss pertinent topics such as economic development, affordable housing, hurricane preparedness, and more.

View highlights from some of our recent webinars below and view full-videos by visiting our YouTube page.

Palm Beach County Housing Summit The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce virtual housing webinar featured a presentation by Jorge M. Pérez FIU Metropolitan Center's Dr. Ned Murray and expert panel discussion on the current state of affordable housing and recommendations for Palm Beach County. To view Dr. Murray's PowerPoint presentation, visit this link.

When Work Disappears Webinar As South Florida anxiously awaits signs of an economic recovery, it is important for local leaders to pause and reflect on what a re-emerging economy will look like post-COVID-19. This special presentation was led by experts from the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center, with a featured guest, Commissioner (now Mayor) Daniella Levine Cava.

Read the policy brief that was released in conjunction with this webinar.

Solutions to Escalating Housing Challenges UnidosUS, Centro Campesino, and the Jorge M. Pérez FIU Metropolitan present this national webinar on the growing affordable housing challenges facing the nation. Leading experts from these organizations will presented newly released reports and policy direction on the growing affordable housing needs as a result of the economic and community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the policy brief that was released in conjunction with this webinar.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Hurricane Preparedness WebinarThe FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, the Miami Climate Alliance, and the FIU Extreme Events Institute presented this recent event with local experts discussing vulnerable populations impacted by hurricanes and COVID-19.

Racial Disparities Webinar The FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center put together this webinar on racial disparities with local experts to discuss the issues that affect South Florida and the next steps moving forward. Experts from the Miami Foundation, Broward Urban League, FIU, and the Wilton Manors joined us for this timely discussion.