Posts Categorized: Quality of Life

Map: The Not-So-Many Parks of Miami-Dade County

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This comes to us via Matt Toro at Transit Miami… I kept it simple: only beaches, municipal-operated, and county-operated parks were included. These criteria effectively excluded the following uses, which are part of Miami-Dade County’s default “Park” category: Recreational Vehicle Parks/Camps Private Recreational Facilities Associated with Private Residential Developments Private Recreational Camps/Areas Cemeteries Golf courses… Read more »

Movie Date Night: The Human Scale

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Please join the Knight Foundation at the O Cinema in Wynwood on Tuesday March 25 for a free screening of the film “The Human Scale” by Jan Gehl (77 minutes, English, 2012) followed by panel discussion. Fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80 percent. Life in a mega city… Read more »

Flavorish Market-New Gourmet Store Opens in Upper Eastside

Posted by & filed under Quality of Life, Retail, Taste & Toast.

Upper Eastside residents finally have a neighborhood market where we can bike or walk to.  Last week Flavorish Market opened its doors serving all sorts of tasty things like: Wine Craft Beer Cheese Cured Meat Coffee and Tea Sandwiches Pastries Bread Grocery items I think the concept is great and I anticipate that Flavorish Market will do… Read more »

Event: Designing Complete Streets in Miami

Posted by & filed under Community, Cyclists & Pedestrians, Quality of Life, Urbanism.

The South Florida Community Development Coalition will be hosting a discussion on Complete Streets in Miami Thursday, March 6 8:30am -10:30am   The speaker line-up for the event should make for some good, substantive discussion. They’ve got: Jose (“Pepe”) Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Cesar Garcia-Pons, Sr. Manager, Planning + Design at Miami Downtown Development Authority Tony Garcia, Principal… Read more »

FIU architecture course expanding to teach more students to design better neighborhoods

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via the Knight Foundation   Andrew Frey is executive director of Townhouse Center, a not-for-profit that promotes fine-grain urban neighborhoods. Below, he writes about a studio course in architecture at Florida International University, produced in collaboration with Townhouse Center, that is receiving $60,000 in new support from Knight Foundation. Photo credit: FIU College of Architecture + The… Read more »