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Walkable Florida: Winter Park

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 Orlando, Winter Park is a pedestrian friendly node worth setting aside some extra time to explore.

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Before and After: Clay County Suburbia

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 and after comparison of the county's transformation into a bedroom community of Jacksonville.

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Millennials Prefer Revitalized Historic Areas Not Malls

Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.

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A Floating Food Forest In New York City

New York's 'barge-to-table' floating farm gives city residents without access to farmland the opportunity to pick their own food.

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Cedar Key: The Story of What Could Have Been

A look at a small coastal Florida fishing village that was once a major 19th century shipping port and railroad terminus: Cedar Key

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Three solutions to turn around aging urban districts

Modern Cities shares a Spring 2017 presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP to the board of City Beautiful Jax, highlighting a few cost effective options for stimulating market rate economic development in historic neighborhoods.

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Norfolk: A city that's definitely growing again!

37 photographs and captions illustrating the 21st century renaissance of Norfolk, Virginia.

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How to Get By-Right Zoning Right

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 to regulate walkable neighborhoods in the face of critically flawed conventional zoning policies.

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Massive privately funded park underway in Lakeland

By 2020, an abandoned railyard on the edge of downtown Lakeland will be transformed into a 160-acre urban green oasis by a group of local philanthropists.

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Infrastructure as Permaculture

Can our paved grid of roads and sidewalks evolve into an ecology of functions that benefit both residents and the environment?

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