A sketch of Sidewalk Labs’ vision of a new smart city in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs

A guide to 6 futuristic smart cities under development – Curbed

Tech titans have caught utopia fever. Here’s a breakdown of who’s doing what by Patrick Sisson   Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been...
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Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell: The Evolution of Retail – South Florida Business Journal

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Across the nation, retail is under siege from e-commerce, but the trends are a little different in South Florida. About 80 people attended “Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell: The Evolution of...
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What cities fighting for an Amazon headquarters can learn from Seattle – Curbed

Now the nation’s biggest company town, Seattle has been changed by the retail and tech giant by Patrick Sisson For Seattleites sick of seeing their livable, laid-back city transformed by the tech industry, the chorus of complaints is growing. Newly minted millionaires are...
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Smart crosswalk reacts to cars and pedestrians in real time – Curbed

Starling Crossing is a responsive road surface that puts pedestrians first by Lauren Ro A slew of innovative solutions for roadways has emerged this past year, from solar panel-paved roads to an artificial intelligence-powered program that automatically monitors road conditions....
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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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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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