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Miami Worldcenter Planning To Build An Entertainment Hub, Food Hall & Rooftop Restaurant

Miami Worldcenter has plans to build an entertainment hub, food hall and a rooftop restaurant in downtown Miami, according to newly released marketing material. The entertainment hub will include 90,000 square feet of “world class entertainment,” along with the food hall, next to...
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Here’s 5 Essential New Rules To Master Plan Mastery

Missed our inaugural FuturePlace gathering in Miami? Check out these key take-aways. By John McManus FuturePlace. It’s not a Mad Max Rockatansky apocalyptic sequel or prequel, starring Mel Gibson or Tom Hardy. It’s not sci-fi. It’s about our very real here, now,...
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ULI South Florida focus group leaders Andrew Frey and Greg West

ULI recommends changes to city of Miami zoning code

Focus group determined city officials should consider eliminating lot size minimums and density maximums across Miami By Francisco Alvarado A new Urban Land Institute report suggests city officials relax certain provisions of the Miami 21 zoning code to encourage denser...
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Congressional leaders are looking for multimodal transportation solutions—not just highways. Courtesy Toole Design

New transportation caucus to address equity, sustainability in federal funding

Congressional leaders want investments to prioritize climate, safety, and access to jobs. By Alissa Walker As a major transportation bill winds its way through Congress, a group of House Democrats have formed a new caucus focused on improving the country’s transportation equity,...
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Jackson Street, in St. Paul, was recently redesigned to accommodate multi-modal transportation and increase accessibility. The firm Toole Design called for a bike lane protected from cars by a stormwater infiltration swale, a pedestrian island, and tactile cues for visually impaired pedestrians. Courtesy Toole Design

Why inclusive cities start with safe streets

New design guidelines from the American Society of Landscape Architects show us how to build them. By Diana Budds The fight for more equitable cities is taking to the streets—literally. New street design guidelines from the American Society for Landscape Architecture (ASLA)...
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The densest square kilometer of New York City, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, contains 42,673 people. Garrett Dash Nelson/OpenMap Tiles

What Micro-Mapping a City’s Density Reveals

Exploring density by the square kilometer reveals as much variation within cities as between them—and shows that raw statistics can be deceptive. Garrett Dash Nelson Density is one of the most important urban characteristics. A high-density city like New York looks, feels, and...
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How better weather forecasts are changing the way cities are run

“The forecast is only as good as the decisions you make from it.” National Weather Service  It’s not just about predicting the weather, but what cities do with the information By Alissa Walker For someone who has spent the past several years researching and writing an...
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Grand Park’s splash pad in Los Angeles has been dubbed an “urban beach”Courtesy of The Music Center

America’s public parks are steadily improving, but more access needed

According to Trust for Public Land’s annual report card for U.S. parks, a third of city residents don’t have a park within walking distance By Patrick Sisson This is the era of superstar park projects, from the High Line to the Beltline. But according to the Trust for Publ...
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Hurricane Irma, Miami (Credit: ABC News) via The Real Deal

Miami taps Urban Land Institute to evaluate sea-rise plan, infrastructure investment

$135K contract will cover ways city can protect neighborhoods along Biscayne Bay By Francisco Alvarado Taking a cue from Miami Beach, the city of Miami is hiring the Urban Land Institute to study its master plan and infrastructure projects designed to address the impacts of sea...
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Artificial Intelligence Can Save Time and Money

From building to planning and design, these five AI-based strategies speed construction while lowering costs. By Peter Debney Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted all sectors, including the construction sector. From building to planning to designing, artificial intelligence...
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