Florida

May 7, 2014, 10am PDT
Designed properly, roundabouts enhance placemaking and the pedestrian experience.
Better! Cities & Towns
May 2, 2014, 5am PDT
Parts of the East Coast got hit this week by rain and floods in what must certainly be cosmic salt in the wound of a long and intense winter. Luckily for our moods, one local news broadcast caught one biker rising above the wet conditions.
Gawker
April 25, 2014, 7am PDT
After opposition from environmental groups and the Florida Association of Counties, SB 372 by Sen. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) will have to try again next year.
The Florida Current
April 22, 2014, 10am PDT
Robert Trigaux wonders if the Tampa Bay metro area will be wake up to the country’s changing demands of transportation and end “the parochial arm wrestling over what kind (if any) of mass transit lies in its future.”
Tampa Bay Times
April 22, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
Atlantic Cities
April 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
New York Times
April 16, 2014, 10am PDT
OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
FastCompany Exist
April 15, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
Pulitzer.org
April 4, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
Miami Herald
March 18, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 23, 2014, 9am PST
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?
Tampa Bay CL
February 22, 2014, 1pm PST
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.
The Gainesville Sun
February 6, 2014, 2pm PST
Plans to build “movie theaters, restaurants and a 34-story hotel” overlap with the archaeological site of a 2,000-year-old Tequesta village.
Bradenton Herald
Feature
January 21, 2014, 4pm PST
A new anthology tells the story of Seaside like we've never heard it before–on its own terms.
Vinayak Bharne
January 16, 2014, 1pm PST
A new mayoral administration in Miami Beach has cancelled a $1 billion plan to redevelop 52-acres around the city’s convention center, scrapping the plans of a design-build team that included Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas.
Miami Herald
January 12, 2014, 1pm PST
The city of Miami is constructing its first tunnel, which will ease traffic congestion in the area, at a price of $1 billion.
The 305
January 2, 2014, 8am PST
That could be one explanation for the popularity of the I-95 Express Lanes, called Lexus Lanes by opponents because of the toll paid by solo drivers. While the toll has increased, so has their popularity with drivers, even with the maximum $7 toll.
WLRN
December 9, 2013, 1pm PST
Half a century of auto-oriented suburban development presents a massive challenge to planners hoping to create more sustainable and livable communities. In South Miami's Hometown district, Kaid Benfield finds a model for how to begin this transition.
NRDC Switchboard
December 9, 2013, 11am PST
With the housing bust of the Great Recession fading in the rear-view mirror, a maturing Miami aspires to become one of the world's great cities. City leaders see the creation of a "Downtown Pedestrian Priority Zone" as the path to get them there.
Miami Herald
December 4, 2013, 10am PST
There are some cities that give you everything you need and others that make you work for it. This article profiles efforts to build a startup community in Tallahassee through the eyes of the city's growing network of entrepreneurs.
This Big City