TRANSIT | MIAMI HERALD With ride sharing, electric cars and even scooters on the rise, and autonomous vehicles right around the corner, cities like Miami have plenty to adapt to.
TRANSIT ALLIANCE | STREETSBLOG USA Nearly every major transit agency in the nation saw ridership decline last year, and Miami was no exception. In fact, the drop has been especially steep, falling 25 percent since 2013.
ILLUMIA | PRISM CREATIVE GROUP The Miami Makerfaire is more than an exposition for fun and interactive entertainment. It’s a gathering of the minds, showcasing their most innovative ideas and projects. It’s where the community is welcome to watch those ideas come to life.
TRANSIT ALLIANCE | STREETSBLOG USA the advocates at Transit Alliance Miami released a tool that lets anyone track Metrorail’s performance on any given day. The tool tracks every train arrival at Metrorail’s Government Center station, and how that performance compares to scheduled service.
ILLUMIA | TROPICULT “Bringing Art to Life” is one of three community events Knight Foundation is hosting to celebrate the Miami art scene and the 10th anniversary of the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts.
TRANSIT ALLIANCE MIAMI | MIAMI TODAY Flexibility and adaptability are key for Miami-Dade County’s transportation decisions, Mayor Carlos Giménez told directors of the Downtown Development Authority Nov. 17.
MIAMI FELLOWS | MIAMI FOUNDATION BLOG As The Miami Foundation gears up for the next Miami Fellows class, I can’t help but chuckle at the stream of memories from my circa-2016 vantage point. At the time, I was filled with doubt about applying. My mantra: “If you have a deep love for the 305, apply.”
PUBLIC SPACE CHALLENGE | THE NEW TROPIC “Public spaces bring all kinds of social benefits. They grow the economy, and make for safer neighborhoods and healthier communities,” says Stuart Kennedy, director of program strategy and innovation for The Miami Foundation.
ACTIVE DESIGN MIAMI | CENTER FOR ACTIVE DESIGN Active Design Miami tailors evidence-based strategies to unique local needs, elevating connectivity—both physical and social—as an overarching goal for shaping design and development across the region’s 35 jurisdictions.
ACTIVE DESIGN MIAMI | THE REAL DEAL Municipalities across Miami-Dade County are considering “active design” guidelines that encourage exercising, socializing and other elements of a healthy lifestyle.
PUBLIC TRANSIT DAY | BIZ JOURNALS The Miami-Dade County mayor eschewed his normal arrangements and instead used public transportation, becoming just one of dozens of elected officials and county residents who pledged to participate in an initiative dubbed Public Transit Day.
PUBLIC TRANSIT DAY | WLRN On Friday Dec. 9, South Florida residents are invited to take public transit to work and back. It's part of a public strategy organized by folks from Radical Partners and Urban Impact Lab.
PUBLIC SPACE CHALLENGE | MIAMI HERALD Even if you love your car, kiss it goodbye for a day and say hello to the bus or the train. That’s what the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works is asking you to do Friday as part of the first-ever “Public Transit Day.”
PUBLIC TRANSIT DAY | MIAMI HERALD Join the 40 elected leaders, including Mayor Gimenez, and several hundred locals who have taken the pledge to participate, engage with our system, understand its strengths and needs and demonstrate a commitment to a stronger Miami for all.
PUBLIC TRANSIT DAY | MIAMI TODAY Building upon the steps Miami’s leaders have taken, Ms. Fishman-Lipsey and Ms. Viciedo have joined with Miami-Dade as well as Broward officials to declare Dec. 9 as “Public Transit Day” and encourage everyone to use public transportation for the day.
RESILIENCE | CLIMATE MIAMI As the changes in our climate are having more real and profound effects on society, culture, and the economy, policymakers can no longer shrug off environmental issues and hope that future generations ‘figure it out.’
PARK(ING) DAY | MIAMI HERALD As urban development increases in South Florida, Miamians are less likely to find green spaces among the gray buildings. Last week’s PARK(ing) Day challenged creative types around Miami to find new ways to turn city blocks into public open spaces.
PARK(ING) DAY | THE NEW TROPIC Initially founded by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design firm in 2005, PARK(ing) day calls out the need for more open spaces in urban areas. The group started by renting out a metered parking spot for two hours.
TRANSIT ALLIANCE | THE NEW TROPIC Walking? It’s way too hot and probably too far. Biking? It doesn’t exactly scream safe. How about public transit? It feels unfamiliar, unreliable, and complicated. But it’s more likely that you’ll skip all those steps and go straight for your car keys or a ride share.
ILLUMIA | ARTPLACE AMERICA illuMia is prototype light-art festival highlighting how we might interact differently with energy and build greater resilience as a community