Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach's Resiliency Efforts: Highlights: maintain sense of urgency, expand tools, increase transparency

Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach’s Resiliency Efforts

Susan Askew An independent panel of experts has released its final review and recommendations to improve Miami Beach’s efforts to combat sea level rise and other flooding challenges. The multi-disciplinary group, assembled by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and made possible by...
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This Presentation Explains Exactly Where And How You Can Build Your 1,049-Foot Tower In Miami

If you’re looking to build a 1,000-foot tower in Miami but confused by height restriction rules, this presentation might be for you. It explains how two separate agencies oversee those restrictions, and how each has its own rules and approval process (although they do generally...
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The Van Alen Institute, in Partnership with The New Yorker, Explores Climate Change in Miami | Architectural Digest

In its new Sessions series, the Van Alen Institute shows the effects of climate change through a variety of lenses Text by Hadley Keller “The results are visible,” says landscape architect Jennifer Bolstad of the effects of climate change on Miami. “Even if...
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Can dockless and station-based bike-share programs coexist?

Two new studies show where bike-share ridership in the U.S. might be headed By Alissa Walker Imagine a “bike-share program that lets novice riders loose” to “flood streets with thousands of uninsured cyclists.” Sounds scary, right? “10,000 extra bicycles could pose a re...
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An illustration depicts the unique challenges Miami Beach faces with saltwater intrusion adding pressure to groundwater.

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience – Urban Land Magazine

In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable start, including investment...
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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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The entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School Town of Newtown

Can ‘hardening’ our schools keep our kids safe?

Can walls and barriers alone solve a problem as multifaceted as gun violence and mass shootings? By Patrick Sisson In the wake of the Parkland shooting and the March for Our Lives movement, the question of school safety has gotten renewed focus. The president’s calls to “harden...
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Making It Real: How Architects Must Work to Make Our World Safer

While the primary reason for America’s mass shootings is insufficient gun control, Aaron Betsky also lays some blame at the triumph of the virtual over the real, and tasks architects with helping to change that. By Aaron Betsky Are we safe anywhere? The latest school shooting in...
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Shut Up! Why we need to do something about noise in public space.

By Aaron Betsky As I tried to understand what my husband was saying in a crowded restaurant last week, failing to distinguish his intelligence and wit over the boom of the post-disco music from the sound system and the din of the ebullient patrons, it occurred to me how much...
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Courtesy the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York via Flickr Commercial Commons Crews replace and repair track to advance the MTA Subway Action Plan the Bronx in New York.

Trump Administration Unveils Infrastructure Plan

The president hopes to spur $1.5 trillion in private-public partnership investments with $200 billion in federal grants over the next 10 years. By Katharine Keane Today, President Donald Trump unveiled his much-awaited proposal to fix the nation’s crumbling highways,...
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