Urbanism

Traffic, trash, ugliness – some of our most common complaints have to do with city life.  

WLRN will give you exclusive access to a discussion among some of the world’s foremost experts on solving the problems of urban living.

Decision Helps Walmart Inch Closer To Miami's Midtown

Aug 14, 2013
Courtesy of City of Miami Planning Department

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.

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.

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.

How You Can Help Improve Miami's Public Spaces

Jul 31, 2013
Mark Hogan/Flickr

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.

In order to change that, the Miami Foundation is trying out something new. It's holding a contest for ideas to make more public space in the county and awarding $100,000 in prize money to implement the best ideas.

Battling History

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.

Revel on the Block, a pop-up street festival taking place in the FAT Village art hub on July 27, was organized with a vision of bolstering a stronger community through gathering residents, local businesses and artists together to meet as neighbors.