'To What Degree Is Our Growth Inclusive?:' New Group Aims To Push South Florida Equity Conversation

Dec 6, 2017

Equity is a growing focus in South Florida, as communities try to address problems like high housing costs and a car-centered transportation system that excludes some public transit users.

A new organization is hoping to spur even more conversations about how to resolve some of those problems.

It’s called the Miami Urban Future Initiative and its goal is to bring together researchers, business leaders, officials and activists on critical equity issues that accompany South Florida's ongoing growth. 

"We stumbled on growth with sun and fun and cruise lines and hospitality and real estate, but we never actually had a strategy for it," said Richard Florida, a co-founder who’s lived in Miami on and off for 10 years. "It's kind of amazing that we’ve made it so far."

The Miami Urban Future Initiative is hosting its inaugural public discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Venture Café Miami, 1951 NW Seventh Ave. #600.