Florida

A new article from Smart Growth America portrays the successes of placemaking in communities as diverse as Soldotna, Alaska (population 4,163), Orlando, and Philadelphia.
3 days ago   Smart Growth America
A new post by Richard Florida distinguished between the two different types of migration—domestic and international—driving the influx of residents in urban centers around the country.
Apr 22, 2014   Atlantic Cities
Several recent reports lend credence to the “rent is too damn high” narrative. But exorbitant rents aren’t just a story in New York City or San Francisco—median rent is higher than 30 percent of median income in 90 cities in the United States.
Apr 17, 2014   New York Times
OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
Apr 16, 2014   FastCompany Exist
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes yesterday awarded the best work of journalists over the past year. Included in the roster of winners were journalists and publications covering issues of relevance to Planetizen readers.
Apr 15, 2014   Pulitzer.org
Local officials agree that a light rail system from Miami to Miami Beach would work, and they have embarked on a partnership to win the funding to commence a study of a potential $532 million route.
Apr 4, 2014   Miami Herald
A writer claims that two buildings by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, including the newly opened Pérez Art Museum, create a new style endemic to Miami—a city more known for its art deco proclivities.
Mar 18, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
With the bonds from the Tampa Convention Center to be paid off in 2015, Tampa will soon have $100 million to spend in its Downtown Community Reinvestment Area. How should the city invest in its downtown?
Feb 23, 2014   Tampa Bay CL
The Alachua County Commission and the Gainesville City Commission are considering a countywide referendum to raise sales tax revenue for transportation projects. Road repair is an easy political win, but bus rapid transit...not so much.
Feb 22, 2014   The Gainesville Sun
Plans to build “movie theaters, restaurants and a 34-story hotel” overlap with the archaeological site of a 2,000-year-old Tequesta village.
Feb 6, 2014   Bradenton Herald
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A new anthology tells the story of Seaside like we've never heard it before–on its own terms. Exclusive
Jan 21, 2014  By Vinayak Bharne