Food-oriented design is helping communities across the nation grow equitably. In St. Paul, the Little Mekong Night Market offers local produce and traditional southeast Asian foods. Courtesy Asian Economic Development Association

Want a more equitable city? Try food-oriented design

The way to a stronger city is through its stomach By Diana Budds Cities rely on a familiar toolkit to become stronger, healthier, and more livable: expand transportation, create public space, add jobs, construct housing. While these strategies have been proven to work, they also...
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Tampa to Get Big New Hotel Complex Next to Convention Center

The complex will have three hotels, including a new JW Marriott and EDITION property, and 150,000 square feet of combined event space. Tampa is set to get a major new lifestyle and event complex anchored by new JW Marriott and EDITION hotels. An existing Marriott hotel is also...
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Ultra-luxe condo tower coming to Sarasota bayfront, designed by NBWW

Four full-floor residences already reserved By Chris Wille An ultra-luxury condominium tower with clear bayfront views is coming to downtown Sarasota. Seaward Development’s lavish 18-story EPOCH project shows the market for multimillion-dollar condos has not passed the saturation...
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A street-level rendering of Edition Tampa, the boutique hotel planned for Water Street.

Five-star, boutique hotel with rooftop pool coming to Water Street Tampa

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer An international boutique hotel flag known for its one-of-a-kind luxury properties is coming to downtown Tampa, anchoring a 26-story mixed-use tower in the heart of Water Street. Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street Tampa, said...
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The proposed mixed-use project would include residences, hotel rooms, meeting space and more. Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates

South Florida real estate projects in the pipeline for the week of April 20

By Brian Bandell Downtown Miami hotel could be redeveloped into 82-story tower Miami Convention Hotel Corp., an affiliate of Yonkers, New York-based AVR Realty, wants to replace the Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell Area hotel with an 82-story mixed-use tower....
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Renderings of 2nd on 2nd by NBWW

AVR proposes NBWW designed 82-story tower in downtown Miami

Site next to Miami Tower is currently home to 13-story Courtyard Marriott By Katherine Kallergis The owner of a downtown Miami Courtyard Marriott is proposing redeveloping the site into an 82-story mixed-use tower. A proposal filed with the city of Miami’s Urban Development...
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NBWW designed 82-story tower could replace Marriott-branded hotel in downtown Miami

By Brian Bandell  – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal The Marriott-branded Courtyard Miami Downtown hotel could be replaced by an 82-story mixed-use tower. The application by Miami Convention Hotel Corp., an affiliate of Yonkers, New York-based AVR Realty, will go...
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Illustration: Michael Kirkham Solar windows: Glass windows covered with an electricity-generating coating remain transparent, resulting in the world’s smallest functional solar cells (1 square millimeter for a single cell). They measure less than one-fourth the size of a grain of rice. Currently, the coating is able to produce a solar conversion efficiency close to 1 percent, but researchers are hoping that it will reach efficiencies above 5 percent when fully optimized.

Solar Power: net-zero energy is cheaper than ever…

Harvesting the sun’s power to create net-zero (or even net-positive) energy is cheaper than ever now. So why aren’t more architects doing it? By Katherine Flynn for AIA Architect It probably comes as no surprise that solar power is currently the least-used energy source in the...
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giant LEGO-like stone blocks coming soon to boring company says musk

once again, billionaire entrepreneur elon musk has announced another funky merchandise project from his boring company.  other releases include a personalized flame thrower. the newest project is a modular interlocking of stone bricks for artistic or building purposes, perhaps...
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Brightline Developer Proposes Glassy New Courthouse Tower Designed by NBWW

MiamiCentral and Brightline’s parent company, Florida East Coast Industries, is proposing to build a tall, narrow courthouse tower for Dade County. FECI, along with affiliates of Hunt Construction and Moss Construction are part of New Flagler Courthouse Development Partners,...
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