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April 14, 2021, 10am PDT
Michigan is on fire—a coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly among younger people, including children, yet high-risk activities, including youth sports and indoor dining, remain open. CDC Director Walensky addressed the conflagration Monday.
The New York Times
March 28, 2021, 7am PDT
Mayor Francis Suarez thinks the tunnel could alleviate congestion, but critics argue the city's rising water table makes tunneling too expensive and impractical.
Bloomberg Quint
March 23, 2021, 11am PDT
A controversial road diet has faced disapproval from local business owners, but data shows a significant reduction in crashes and a minimal increase in congestion.
WFLA
March 22, 2021, 5am PDT
The locations with the largest increases of pedestrian activity during the pandemic year are all in Florida.
Smart Cities Dive
March 16, 2021, 7am PDT
How did recent projects in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and South Florida fare?
Shelterforce Magazine
March 10, 2021, 5am PST
Officials from Brightline recently signed an agreement that dictates terms for the study of an extension of the private rail system between Orlando and Tampa.
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2021, 6am PST
Musk claims the tunnels could ease traffic and "be an example to the world," but experts caution that underground work in Miami is expensive and unpredictable.
Curbed
January 12, 2021, 12pm PST
LGBTQ elders are more likely than their age-peers to have experienced discrimination, leaving them more likely to be poor and have chronic health problems. LGBTQ-friendly senior housing aims to provide a safe and supportive place to age.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 12, 2021, 7am PST
Two industry consulting firms released new reports on the best-selling master-planned communities in the United States.
RCLCO
January 5, 2021, 5am PST
Insider knowledge on one of the most controversial components of a groundbreaking plan.
Globe St.
December 30, 2020, 5am PST
The city banned vehicle traffic from the popular street during the pandemic. Now, transportation planners hope to make the change permanent as part of a new plan to prioritize pedestrians and improve transportation in the Entertainment District.
The Next Miami
December 27, 2020, 5am PST
Next stop: A bigger, better Tampa Streetcar.
Tampa Patch
December 17, 2020, 8am PST
And they have the receipts.
The Washington Post
November 17, 2020, 7am PST
The city of Clearwater added another aerial tram project to its list of planning proposals. It's the second aerial tram proposal to move forward in the city this year.
Smart Cities Dive
November 12, 2020, 6am PST
West Tampa, among the Hillsborough River, is already gaining development momentum, and new plans to develop a city-owned property on the river could add fuel to the fire.
Tampa Bay Times
October 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Upzonings in working class neighborhoods usually provoke political opposition based on concerns about gentrification and displacement. But the new Wynwood Norte Neighborhood Revitalization District in Miami might have worked for a solution.
Miami Herald
October 26, 2020, 11am PDT
How an ambiguous legal definition is endangering nonprofits’ control of dozens of affordable housing developments in the final years of their tax credit agreements.
Shelterforce Magazine
October 18, 2020, 9am PDT
A trio of epidemiologists from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford have joined the president's new coronavirus medical advisor, Scott Atlas, in promoting an alternative approach to dealing with coronavirus infections.
The Washington Post
October 13, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that real estate values were declining before prices started falling, but a climate-driven housing crisis could already be here in coastal Florida.
The New York Times
October 1, 2020, 10am PDT
An innovative tunneling technique, commonly used in Europe, is catching on here in the United States.
Construction Dive