Op-Ed: Tampa Bay Needs More, Denser Housing
With rents skyrocketing and the region facing a steep housing shortage, housing advocates argue now is the time for zoning reform that encourages missing middle housing and transit-oriented development.
Tampa Bay Bus Rapid Transit To Launch in October
Tampa Bay’s first bus rapid transit line, the SunRunner, has an official opening date.
Resilience and Affordable Housing Key Topics at Florida Conference
The conference brought together local planners and policymakers to develop strategies for boosting resilience in coastal areas while maintaining affordable housing stock.
Tampa Bay Commits to Electric Regional Rapid Transit
The transit agency’s board voted to use all-electric buses in its planned bus rapid transit fleet, but criticism of plans to expand a freeway to accommodate the new route remain.
South Florida Renters Struggle To Find Affordable Housing
Tenants in Tampa Bay are finding it increasingly difficult to access stable housing as rents rise and affordable building stock dwindles.
Double First: The First Station on Tampa Bay's First BRT Line Complete
The first of 15 bus rapid transit stations in St. Petersburg was unveiled last week.
Tampa Area Spending $1 Million to Study the Hyperloop
Another regional transit authority isn't as skeptical about the Hyperloop as many critics in the transit and technology press.
How One Startup Approaches Rent-To-Own
Founded two years ago, Divvy buys homes for cash and then leases them to tenants who apply part of their rent toward a down payment.
Tampa Bay Isn't Prepared for the Hurricanes of the Future
The area is especially vulnerable to storm surge, and increased development means more people are at risk when major hurricanes push through.
Environmentalists Urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to Veto Florida Toll Roads Bill
Florida has the distinction of having more toll roads than any other state. Environmentalists want Gov. DeSantis (R) to veto a bill that would build three new ones, adding over three hundred miles of asphalt through mostly rural, unpopulated areas.
NAACP Leader Opposes Tampa Bay Sales Tax for Transit
Yvette Lewis, who heads the Hillsborough NAACP, says the tax would not do enough to help those outside the city center.
Tampa Bus Project In Jeopardy, Waiting for Funds From Trump’s Federal Transit Administration
The St. Petersburg Bus Rapid Transit is waiting for funding promised by Congress but yet to be paid out by the Federal Transit Administration.
Massive Waterfront Investment 'Reinvents' Tampa
After decades of planning, the city hopes several huge developments will draw millenials and empty-nesters.
Homeland Security Advisor Recognizes Effects of Climate Change, Ignores Causes
In response to a question linking Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to climate change, White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert appeared to recognize the need to adapt. He qualified his statement regarding the "cause" of said climate change.
A Hurricane in Tampa Bay Could Surpass Katrina's Destruction
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
Tampa Bay's HART Bus System will Lose 20 Percent of its Routes
Cuts mean an already meager transit service will cover less of the sprawling Hillsburough County Community.
Florida Stadium Consultant Built a Questionable Model to Justify Stadium Deals
Mark Bonn PHD who has been used by teams looking to secure public financing for stadiums, assumed that the vast majority of people attending Blue Jays spring training games wouldn't live in the county where the games were played.
Tampa Bay Hasn't Invested in Public Transit, and it Shows
In terms of travel times, jobs, and facilities, Tampa Bay ranks last or close to last in every category that measures public transit service and spending.
Bus Ridership Plummets Across the Tampa Bay Region
Bus ridership in the Tampa Bay region dropped for the first time after six straight years of growth.
Traffic Projections Missing from $6 Billion Tampa Bay Express Toll Road Plans
A Tampa Bay Times columnist continues a crusade against the faulty projections that enable toll road construction projects in Florida, and the sprawling development patterns that follow.
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Harvard GSD Executive Education
Harvard GSD Executive Education
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.