Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous bus, made its debut in the U.S. in 2016. Local Motors

The best transportation improvements to try in your city – Curbed

These small things can make a big impact by Megan Barber, Patrick Sisson, and Alissa Walker Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the...
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Hyperloop One choses Miami to Orlando as one of its 10 routes – SFBJ

Keith Larsen Miami to Orlando could become one of the first routes on Hyperloop’s ultra-fast autonomous transportation system, allowing commuters to travel between the cities in only 25 minutes. The Los Angeles start-up company, Hyperloop One, announced the Miami to Orlando...
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Stricter building codes apparently passed Irma’s test

Florida has one of the nation’s strongest building codes, patterned after the code Miami-Dade County enacted after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 Mike Seemuth As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, preliminary evidence shows that homes built in compliance with the state’s...
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Water Street Tampa model-style rendering

Designing Water Street Tampa takes a dozen firms, NBWW & Assoc. | Gensler

The team includes South Florida architecture firms Gensler and Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates August 26, 2017 The developer of Water Street Tampa, a mixed-use development spanning more than 50 acres along downtown Tampa’s waterfront, announced that a dozen firms are...
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Fulfillment centers, robotic logistics, and the future of retail – Archpaper.com

By Jimmy Stamp “The city of Leonia refashions itself every day: every morning the people wake between fresh sheets, wash with just-unwrapped cakes of soap, wear brand-new clothing, take from the latest model refrigerator still-unopened tins, listening to the last-minute jingles...
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Strategic Property Partners assembles ‘all-star’ team to lead charge on Water Street Tampa – ABC

TAMPA – Strategic Property Partners is ready to move forward on its Water Street Tampa project with several award-winning architectural and design firms. Water Street Tampa is a downtown revitalization project. Its funding includes over three billion dollars of private...
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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Defining Desirable Cities and Neighborhoods Through Regulations | Architect Magazine

Local zoning laws and strategic plans that promote transit-oriented development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are helping to shape great cities. By Ian Spula Great power to effect change in cities resides within local development codes. The era of the single-use factory, the...
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From NIMBY to YIMBY: What a developer learned listening to the neighbors | City & Shore Magazine

By Eric Barton City & Shore Magazine There’s a good chance you can think of a building or development down the road that nobody wanted. You know the one, where residents printed up Not In My Back Yard T-shirts and bumper stickers and flooded city hall with protest signs....
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Miami’s real estate value continues to rise despite the chronic flooding risks on its waterfront. Even as local governments pour millions into tackling high tides and storm surges, deeper economic and infrastructural issues loom as threats to growth and prosperity. Here, flooding hits the crew of television show Burn Notice in low-lying Miami Beach. (Courtesy maxstrz / Flickr)

Miami battles rising floodwaters even as development booms – Archpaper.com

By Zach Edelson In terms of cities and climate change, Miami Beach is the biggest canary in the coal mine. At approximately four feet above sea level, this 19-square-mile strip of artificial and natural islands faces frequent flooding during storms and high tides. (La...
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