New poll shows Duval's political complexity

September 30, 2020 | Bill Delaney

A recently released poll of Duval County voters reveals support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, and the proposed one cent sales tax increase supporting Duval...

The Future Hasn't Been Put on Hold

September 2, 2020 | Quint Studer

A guest article by Quint Studer, founder of Pensacola's Studer Community Insitute, highlighting the need for cities to push forward despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Will parking derail Post Modern Brewing?

July 22, 2020 | Bill Delaney

Jacksonville's planning department is recommending the city deny plans to restore Riverside's old Purple Petunia building as Post Modern Brewing. It's an example of outdated suburban rules potentially derailing an...

Savannah's Wards

July 6, 2020 | Scott Gann

Scott Gann of the Bold Cities Project shares the historical story behind the development of Savannah's Wards.

Video: Jacksonville welcomes the RNC

June 12, 2020 | Ennis Davis, AICP

'It's official! Jacksonville will host the Republican National Convention this August. Mayor Lenny Curry believes the city does things big, bold and will be ready depsite the expedited event planning...

Jacksonville’s Civil War memorials

June 9, 2020 | Bill Delaney

Although few in number compared to many other Southern cities, a variety of monuments and memorials commemorating the Civil War exist in Jacksonville. These include graves, historic sites associated with...

An American Boomtown: Austin

May 22, 2020 | 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...

Hidden Jacksonville: Marco Lake

May 20, 2020 | Bill Delaney

Converted from a brickyard claypit into a manmade lake during the construction of Jacksonville’s popular San Marco neighborhood in the 1920s, Marco Lake is one of the city’s most picturesque...

The Hidden Tunnels Of Union Terminal

June 10, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

During its heyday, the Jacksonville Terminal was the largest passenger railroad station in the South and served as an official gateway to worldwide travelers entering downtown, handling as many as...

Boom times in Downtown Orlando

March 15, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Many cities have struggled with the revitalization of their urban cores. Orlando isn't one of them. A sleepy central business district twenty years ago continues its radical transformation into an...

A Better Downtown For Lakeland?

January 22, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Inspired by Greenville, South Carolina and envisioning a better downtown, Lakeland, Florida's city leaders view existing surface parking as fertile ground for office, retail and additional multi-family housing. With this...

The Heart of Georgia: Macon

January 16, 2019 | Ennis Davis, AICP

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...

Top 20 Articles of 2018

December 31, 2018 | Ennis Davis, AICP

Modern Cities and the Jaxson covered a lot of ground in 2018. Today, we take a look at the 20 most popular articles of the year, ranked by number of...

Jacksonville's pitch for Amazon HQ2

December 15, 2017 | Ennis Davis

Like nearly every major metropolitan area in the country, Jacksonville is preparing to give up its goodies to land Amazon's coveted second headquarters. Here's a brief video highlighting the city's...

Memphis Wants To Shrink

February 13, 2017 | Mike Field

After decades of sprawl, Memphis begins to reconsider its growth pattern and chart a new course towards fiscal sustainability.

Outdoor Food Hall Opens in Miami

August 10, 2016 | Mike Field

While a 25,000 sq ft, multi-million dollar food hall recently opened after over a year in the making just blocks away, a similar concept had already activated a blighted lot...

Chelsey Goes to Seattle

March 9, 2015 | Ennis Davis

In preparation the 2016 American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference in Phoenix, AZ, we look back at a young planner's recollection of attending the conference for the first time...

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