urbanization http://wlrn.org en Decision Helps Walmart Inch Closer To Miami's Midtown http://wlrn.org/post/decision-helps-walmart-inch-closer-miamis-midtown <p></p><p>Miami’s planning director has given Walmart the green light to build a new store in the city's Midtown district. However, Walmart still has more hoops to jump through before it can carve out a place in Midtown.</p><p>It’s been a two-year battle for the retailer associated with boxy, suburban stores to win the right to build in the trendy, urban neighborhood.</p><p>Walmart can now apply for a building permit since Miami’s Planning Director Francisco Garcia decided the company’s plans meet the local zoning code.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 18978 at http://wlrn.org Decision Helps Walmart Inch Closer To Miami's Midtown How Immigration And Urbanization Make Miami A Global City On The Edge http://wlrn.org/post/how-immigration-and-urbanization-make-miami-global-city-edge <p></p><p>The secret to why international cities like Miami continue to grow and thrive while others might wither and die is the subject of a day-long symposium today in Coral Gables.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 11941 at http://wlrn.org How Immigration And Urbanization Make Miami A Global City On The Edge