Exploring St. Augustine's Fish Island

October 22, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Recently organized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, here is a digital walking tour and brief historical narrative of Florida's first orange grove plantation: St. Augustine's Fish Island

Riverfront Parks Now for Jacksonville

July 31, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP

All great cities have great parks. A new citizen-led initiative consisting of representatives from various non-profit organizations including Scenic Jacksonville, the Late Bloomers Garden Club, The Garden Club of Jacksonville,...

Florida's Santa Fe River From 400 Feet

November 15, 2019 | Erik Hamilton

Fed by dozens of springs and running through several public parks and privately owned campgrounds, the Santa Fe River and its watershed make up one of Florida's greatest natural attractions....

Visions of Vibrancy: London's Soho

October 7, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities in America that have...

Orlando Unveils Under I Project

September 21, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Who says the widening of an interstate through the heart of a community has to be viewed as a negative? Orlando's proposed 9.75-acre Under I project sets the precedent on...

Unique Urbanity: Chicago's Pilsen

January 30, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Pilsen is a neighborhood of Chicago located on the Lower West Side of the city. Historically a first-stop neighborhood for American immigrants, following the Great Fire of 1871, Pilsen was...

Exploring White Oak Conservation

May 6, 2018 | Ennis Davis

Located on the banks of the St. Marys River in Nassau County, White Oak Conservation is an internationally known premiere wildlife conservation facility 30 miles north of Jacksonville. The facility,...

Exploring White Oak Conservation

April 30, 2018 | Ennis Davis

Located on the banks of the St. Marys River in Nassau County, White Oak Conservation is an internationally known premiere wildlife conservation facility 30 miles north of Jacksonville. The facility,...

Rehabilitating Suburbia: Maitland

February 25, 2018 | Ennis Davis

It's one thing to talk about turning a suburban area into a walkable district. It's another thing to see the transformation actually happening. Here's a look at what's currently taking...

Exploring Central Florida: Winter Garden

December 28, 2017 | Ennis Davis

Central Florida is internationally known for Mickey Mouse and its grand assortment of theme parks. However, if you're willing to travel off the beaten path and explore, you'll discover the...

5 Disastrous Urban Renewal Failures

October 19, 2017 | Ennis Davis

While urban renewal was primarily a mid-20th century phenomenon that decimated the cores of America's cities, here's a few disastrous failures that have occurred over the last 30 years.

Coastal Carolina: Our Irma Retreat

October 2, 2017 | Ennis Davis

Hurricane Irma resulted in millions of Floridians fleeing the state. Here's a look into a trip to South Carolina's low country by Melissa Hege, AICP of South Florida-based Melissa Hege...

Five ways to make a suburb more walkable

September 27, 2017 | Ennis Davis

Rob Steuteville, Editor-in-Chief of the Build a Better Burb, highlights the striking transformation of South Miami into a vibrant pedestrian friendly district, while identifying five revitalization concepts that may be...

Atlanta Creates A Better Zoning Sign

September 6, 2017 | Mike Field

Seeking to create more clarity and public engagement on planning and zoning matters, the Atlanta Department of City Planning teamed up with the branding firm Matchstic to redesign the often...

Walkable Florida: Winter Park

September 5, 2017 | Ennis Davis

Central Florida isn't nationally known for being walkable and multimodal friendly. However, that doesn't mean that vibrant pockets of walkability don't exist. Just one commuter rail stop north of Downtown...

Before and After: Clay County Suburbia

August 20, 2017 | Ennis Davis

When I-295 opened in 1970, Clay County was home to 32,059 residents. Today, an estimated 208,311 reside in the rapidly growing county just outside of Jacksonville. Here's a visual before...

How to Get By-Right Zoning Right

March 23, 2017 | Mike Field

By-Right Zoning seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis, offering a streamlined approval process for developers. However, By-Right Zoning also acts as a better way...

The (Place) Doctor Will See You Now

February 9, 2017 | Mike Field

How a small town in Oregon used a data-driven, analytical approach towards putting policies in place to increase their economic and environmental resiliency.

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