Miami-Dade County

Tidal flooding at Brickell Bay Drive and 12 Street, Downtown Miami

Miami Residents Resist the Idea of a 20-Foot Seawall

As climate change accelerates sea level rise and flooding in South Florida, locals hope to mitigate the impacts with less dramatic interventions.

June 11, 2021 - New York Times

Sprawl

Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone: This Time in Southern California

COVID-19 deaths topped 5,000 in Los Angeles County last week as deaths continue to mount due to a hasty reopening after an early shutdown. The center of the of outbreak in California now shifts to the Central Valley.

August 19, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 and Public Health

Mask Mandates Without Enforcement Amount to Half-Measures

Issuing a ticket to a pedestrian for not wearing a mask in Miami is like issuing a ticket to a motorist for not wearing a seatbelt, states a specially-detailed Miami police officer. Welcome to the "new normal" in this coronavirus hotspot.

August 4, 2020 - The Washington Post

2016 Presidential Election

Floridians File Lawsuit to Protect Jacksonville from the GOP

A public nuisance lawsuit filed July 8 aims to ensure that an unsafe indoor mass gathering like President Trump held in Tulsa last month, which reportedly led to coronavirus infections, does not occur during the Republican National Convention.

July 13, 2020 - WJCT News

4th of July parade

July 4th Weekend a Time for Reckoning

As the U.S. celebrates its 245th birthday, the nation's top infectious disease expert issued a stern warning—the U.S. is on a path to having 100,000 Americans infected daily with Covid-19. In Florida, another expert warns that time is running out.

July 6, 2020 - The Washington Post

Public Housing

1,000-Plus Mixed-Income Units Planned in Miami

A planned development made possible by a ground lease with the county could add over a thousands mixed income units to the housing market in Miami.

May 20, 2020 - Miami Herald

Miami

Mapping the Encroachment of Salt Water on Miami's Aquifers

Rising seas are already impacting drinking water supplies in Miami-Dade County.

October 9, 2019 - Circle of Blue

Monorail through Epcot Center

South Florida Planners Having Visions of a Monorail

With some new transit tax money to spend, South Florida officials are pitching a monorail project in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

August 4, 2019 - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Miami-Dade Transit

The Case for Better Bus System Design in Miami-Dade

The Miami-Dade Transit system includes only five routes with headways at 15 minutes or less during midday and only six percent of residents live near frequent bus service, according to a recent study.

July 24, 2019 - Miami Herald

Metrorail

New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map

There's plenty of vacant or underutilized land to be found in Miami-Dade County, if you know where and how to look.

April 18, 2019 - Miami Herald

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