Urbanism http://wlrn.org en Tell Us Your Complaints About City Life! Live Chat 10 a.m. Saturday http://wlrn.org/post/tell-us-your-complaints-about-city-life-live-chat-10-am-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic, trash, ugliness – some of our most common complaints have to do with city life.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN will give you exclusive access to a discussion among some of the world’s foremost experts on solving the problems of urban living.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:24:47 +0000 Elaine Chen 29493 at http://wlrn.org Tell Us Your Complaints About City Life! Live Chat 10 a.m. Saturday 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 You Can Help Improve Miami's Public Spaces http://wlrn.org/post/how-you-can-help-improve-miamis-public-spaces <p></p><p></p><p>Miami doesn’t have a lot of public spaces. Experts say things like parks and plazas are in short supply, and that might hurt the city’s ability to attract and retain talented workers.</p><p>In order to change that, the Miami Foundation is trying out something new. It's <a href="http://ourmiami.org/" target="_blank">holding a contest</a> for ideas to make more public space in the county and awarding $100,000 in prize money to implement the best ideas.</p><p><strong>Battling History</strong></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:45:17 +0000 Arianna Prothero 18270 at http://wlrn.org How You Can Help Improve Miami's Public Spaces How Revel on the Block Is More Than Your Typical Broward Block Party http://wlrn.org/post/how-revel-block-more-your-typical-broward-block-party <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Building a well-connected community isn't an obvious feat in a transient town like Fort Lauderdale. In a city where vacationers flock and snow birds live at semi-permanent addresses, there are still opportunities to transform Fort Lauderdale into an interesting place to settle and live.</span></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:10:54 +0000 Andrea Richard 17907 at http://wlrn.org How Revel on the Block Is More Than Your Typical Broward Block Party