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Changing Tampa: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1938 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of time and the construction of expressways through various sections of Tampa.

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Changing Miami: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1952 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Miami neighborhoods and districts.

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Changing Orlando: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1947 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Orlando neighborhoods and districts.

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Barnett: The rise and fall of Florida's largest bank

Once housing an institution that enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of citizens over a century, the abandoned Barnett Bank Building still stands two blocks from William Boyd Barnett’s 1877 bank, despite its namesake disappearing from the banking industry nearly 20 years ago.

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Infographic: The History of Black Friday

Have you ever wondered where the day of insane deals, long lines, and 4am door busters began? BlackFriday.fm (https://www.blackfriday.fm/), a shopping resource has put together an infographic displaying the history of Black Friday.

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The Lost Story of Regional Breweries in Florida

A "regional brewery" can be described as one that distributes to particular regions on a smaller basis than the nationwide breweries many of us are familiar with today. According to the Brewers Association, a regional craft brewery is one with an annual production level between 15,000 and 6 million barrels....

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San Francisco: 24 then and now snapshots in time

24 then and now images from the core of one of America's greatest cities: San Francisco.

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Discovering the downtown Tampa you didn't know

In preparation of APA Florida's 2016 Annual Conference (http://floridaplanning.org/conference-2016/) and in honor of the good work being achieved by URBN Tampa Bay (https://www.facebook.com/urbnTB/) (United Residents for Better Neighborhoods), here's a look at Tampa's urban core during the 20th century!

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Macon: A Sunbelt City Preserved In Place

The Sun Belt has seen substantial population growth since the 1960s from an influx of people seeking a warm and sunny climate, a surge in retiring baby boomers, and growing economic opportunities.

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A Trip Inside Atlanta's Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is a mixed-use development located a few miles east of downtown Atlanta along the BeltLine. Covering over 1 million square feet, it suggests that no underutilized building is too large for innovative adaptive reuse and mixed-use creativity.

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