Florida

May 26, 2016, 5am PDT
The Tampa City Council approved a big, ambitious park proposal for 23 neglected acres along the Hillsborough River.
Tampa Bay Times
May 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Miami 21 overhauled an 80-year old zoning code and replaced it with a New Urbanist-style form-based code that many credit as being the key to changing development in the city.
Governing
May 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times finds Walmart stores treating local police forces like their own personal security forces.
Tampa Bay Times
May 6, 2016, 10am PDT
County commissioners had approved a one-cent sales tax measure to improve roads and transit throughout the county, but MPO members, dominated by city representatives, prefer an undefined infrastructure tax with a majority of funds returned to cities.
Sun Sentinel
April 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Change is afoot for transportation around destinations like Southwest Florida. Are cities like Tampa still planning too much for the old rental car model, and not for a future of transportation network companies, carsharing, and self-driving cars?
Tampa Bay Times
April 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
Planners have set their sights on the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami with the goal of turning the area's car-centric Calle Ocho into a ped-friendly Main Street.
CityLab
April 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
Beginning with the first U.S. planned urban development, St. Augustine, Fla., and ending with one of Portland's newest neighborhoods, the Pearl District, host Geoffrey Baer takes us through ten developments that left their mark, for better or worse.
PBS
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
April 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
A one-cent transportation sales tax took a major step forward to being placed on the Broward County November 2016 ballot with the 7-1 approval of the Broward County Commission. It now goes to the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Sun Sentinel
April 7, 2016, 11am PDT
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed an omnibus transportation bill earlier this week that makes a dozen changes to the work of the Florida Department of Transportation.
Mass Transit
March 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Caught between the end of the space shuttle and the potential rise of private sector spaceflight, Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center present a unique land use challenge.
CityLab
March 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Watching Wednesday's Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I was startled to hear Clinton claim that Sanders said he would delay Obama's Clean Power Plan rule. PolitiFact investigated, though the result wasn't clear-cut.
PolitiFact
March 12, 2016, 11am PST
The bad news for Biscayne Bay is the latest in a string of bad news for the Turkey Point nuclear plant.
Miami New Times
March 7, 2016, 7am PST
Finding the existing supply lacking, a Miami developer is proposing to create 'Caribbean-style beachfront property' in inland communities across the United States.
The Washington Post
March 5, 2016, 7am PST
A city in Florida is betting that transportation network companies can help reduce congestion and increase transit ridership.
Reuters via Fortune
February 24, 2016, 6am PST
Many experts believe that a property crash, as a result of Hurricanes or sea level rise, on the coast of South Florida is inevitable. But that hasn't deterred the suppliers or the consumers in the Miami real estate market.
The American Prospect
February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
Quartz
February 9, 2016, 8am PST
The Suncoast Parkway has produced $22 million a year in revenue after a consultant said it would bring in $150 million a year. Yet the Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand the road.
Tampa Bay Times
January 24, 2016, 9am PST
This sounds like a dream for a lot of Planetizen readers: building models for Legoland.
Quartz
January 15, 2016, 10am PST
The U.S.Treasury Department will begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end luxury real estate in Manhattan and Miami Dade County because of concerns about the illicit flow of money.
The New York Times