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St. Petersburg

May 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.
Smart Cities Dive
April 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Finding a new home for a major league baseball team isn't as easy as it used to be in Florida.
Tampa Bay Times
January 13, 2019, 11am PST
The city of St. Petersburg provides a model for transforming blight to a blessing.
Governing
December 21, 2018, 12pm PST
With no shot at a new ballpark in Tampa, and pressure mounting to relocate the team to Portland, Oregon, among other possibilities, the Tampa Bay Rays could still end up at a new location in St. Petersburg.
Tampa Bay Times
October 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
The St. Petersburg Bus Rapid Transit is waiting for funding promised by Congress but yet to be paid out by the Federal Transit Administration.
Tampa Bay Times
August 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
While transit systems are losing riders to Uber and Lyft, the sometimes competitors have also found ways to cooperate.
CityLab
August 10, 2018, 5am PDT
The Tampa Bay Rays still play at Tropicana Field, but they won't forever. The redevelopment opportunity for the site will be a game changer for the city.
Tampa Bay Times
August 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
It's been a century since a hurricane larger than category three has scored a direct hit on the Tampa Bay region. If a storm arrives to change that streak of luck, it will find a region severly underprepared to deal with the effects of sea-level rise
The Washington Post
November 15, 2016, 8am PST
Failing to receive protection from the St. Petersburg, Florida city council, a historic downtown block faces an uncertain future.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
July 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.
Tampa Bay Times
April 24, 2016, 5am PDT
A $50 million project will replace the now demolished inverted pyramid pier off the coast of St. Petersburg.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 3, 2015, 8am PST
A bike trail can be much more than a bike trail.
Tampa Bay Times
November 24, 2015, 12pm PST
St. Petersburg will overhaul its bus system in early 2016, expecting improved efficiency from operating on the downtown city grid as well as upgrades to the area that serves as the current hub of the system.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
February 2, 2015, 8am PST
Most of Florida has a reputation as the place northeasterners go to retire. A new study from NerdWallet, however, points out the best places to look in the state if you're young and looking to start a career.
Tampa Bay Times
December 30, 2014, 1pm PST
After an initial failure of public approval, St. Petersburg went back to the drawing board to design new plans for an off-shore park on the historic St. Petersburg Pier.
CityLab
August 29, 2014, 6am PDT
St. Petersburg is one of those lucky few cities granted the benefits of a downtown waterfront setting in a warm climate. But what will that waterfront look like in the future?
Tampa Bay Times
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
March 19, 2013, 7am PDT
While many cities are seeking to build large entertainment venues to revive their downtowns, St. Petersburg is taking the opposite track. Stephen Nohlgren examines whether Tropicana Field can be the city's next big urban mixed use development.
Tampa Bay Times
February 27, 2013, 10am PST
Brady Dale provides a list of quirky trivia (taken from the new book "A History of Future Cities") about the forward-looking creation of four mega-cities: Shanghai, Bombay, St. Petersburg and Dubai.
Next City
December 4, 2012, 11am PST
Over the weekend, a 100-mile long traffic jam caused by snow, questionable decisions, and underinvestment on Soviet-era infrastructure, left 10,000 vehicles stranded on the M10 highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The New York Times