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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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The AIA Urges Lawmakers to Support Strong Building Codes | Architect Magazine

AIA president Thomas Vonier implores legislators to keep an eye on the long game regarding design and construction regulations. By Wanda Lau With hurricanes Harvey and Irma behind us—and the long roads to recovery and rebuilding ahead of us—the AIA issued a statement today asking...
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could stretch South Florida building codes to their limits – SFBJ

South Florida has some of the most storm-resistant building codes in the country, but are they tough enough for a monster like Hurricane Irma, which is well in excess of the starting Category 5 wind speed of 157 miles per hour? Hurricane Irma currently has sustained winds of 175...
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Reimagining our roads: 5 designs to improve our cities – Curbed

On-the-street solutions for improving five American cities, with accessibility and mobility in mind by Patrick Sisson and Alissa Walker In the quest to create more pedestrian-friendly cities, urban planners often carve out space in obvious places like parks, greenways, and...
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How Trump’s new infrastructure plan will hurt local climate action – Curbed

Cities are at risk for climate disasters today and Trump’s plan puts them in more danger by Alissa Walker In the first few minutes of a press conference that no one will remember for its talk about highways and bridges, President Donald Trump announced the first details of h...
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the underline will transform miami’s metropath into a 10-mile-long park

following in the footsteps of new york’s high line and seoul’s skygarden, miami is set to build a linear park of its own that will transform the land beneath part of the city’s metrorail. named ‘the underline’, the scheme is the brainchild of meg daly who, after breaking both her...
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‘Bike Boom’: Lessons from the ’70s cycling craze that swept the U.S. – Curbed

A new book about bicycling’s boom (and bust) has lessons for today’s riders and planners by Patrick Sisson While the U.S. isn’t the cycle-mad Netherlands—yet—recent news may suggest we’re entering a bike-riding renaissance. Biking has become a quickly growing (albeit still...
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Michael Bloomberg’s $200M project to jump-start urban innovation – Curbed

The American Cities Initiative will focus on climate change, gun violence, public health, and immigration by Patrick Sisson    New York’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to announce a $200 million program to fund innovation and development in U.S. cities, according to the...
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A French smart city network is going global to fight climate change – Curbed

DataCity wants to helps cities around the world become smarter, greener, and more efficient by Patrick Sisson In the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accords, many American mayors promised to work with sister cities across the globe to continue...
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As Trump weighs Paris Treaty, U.S. mayors consider a move to 100 percent clean energy – Curbed

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be examining a resolution to support a switch to clean energy by Patrick Sisson With news today that President Trump plans to back out of the Paris Climate Accords, the landmark international agreement to curb carbon emissions, the country’s...
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