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A Glimpse of Downtown Miami

Like many cities, Miami aspires to achieve greatness with its downtown. Judging from the amount of cranes dominating the skyline, Miami is well on its way. Today, Modern Cities shares rarely seen street scene of one of America's most rapidly growing urban cores.

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Medellín: The cosmopolitan city you've never seen

Sometimes called the City of the Eternal Spring, Medellín is a cosmopolitan city you rarely discussed in positive circles across the United States. During the 1980s, Medellín was once known as the most dangerous city in the world. However, with an estimated 2017 population of 2.5 million residents,...

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Put The Heatlamp Away, 7-Eleven Ups Their Food Game

Company's pilot program seeks to reinvent stores into a neighborhood fast-casual dining destination.

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Startup Fronts Down Payment If You Rent Room On Airbnb

Want to buy a house but can't afford the down payment? This startup offers assistance... with a catch.

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Silicon Valley Looks To Kill The Corner Store

New startup is either a disruptive technology that will forever change the corner store, or yet another example of Silicone Valley looking to gentrify neighborhoods- depending on who you ask.

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Bartram Park: A suburban millennial paradise?

Despite well publicized excitement about downtown revitalization, young adults are fueling rapid growth in suburban areas like Bartram Park across the country. Is it by choice, or necessity?

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What does "gentrification" really mean?

Kea Wilson of Strong Towns (https://www.strongtowns.org/journal) explores gentrification. No two people seem to quite agree on what the word “gentrification” means. If you’re at all interested in what shapes our cities, you’re bound to find yourself in a conversation about gentrification eventually—and...

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Placemaking, We've Got this Miami

Melissa Hege, AICP of South Florida-based Melissa Hege City Planning LLC. highlights the power of placemaking.

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A Glimpse of the Motor City's Renaissance

50 Years have passed since the 1967 Detroit riot. While the movie rehashing that pivotal moment in the city's history gets all the press over the next few weeks, Downtown Detroit continues to rapidly change right before our eyes.

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A Tale of Two Zip Codes

When it comes to our health, our zip code matters more than our genetic code. For many communities across the United States, easy access to healthy food options, parks for exercise, and good schools determines quality & length of life. The California Endowment’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities...

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