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New at the mall: An apartment so you never have to leave

New at the mall: An apartment so you never have to leave

An increasing number of shopping malls — which already offer movie theaters, food courts and shops that sell everything from luggage to underwear — want to keep you there around the clock with apartments in their unused parking lots. Malls in South Florida are...

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Why City Rankings Matter

Why City Rankings Matter

Benchmarking is not just for headlines; it shapes cities’ global imagination. In August 2018, shortly after the publication of the latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Global Liveability Index,” Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp addressed the press. Her...

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Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success

Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success

New report Foot Traffic Ahead finds walkable urbanism isn’t just sustainable and enjoyable, but more profitable. What if I told you there was a way to develop U.S. cities that was better for social equity, created more jobs and economic activity, resulted in better...

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State of the Cities 2019

State of the Cities 2019

Every year, mayors across the country give state of the city speeches that, much like the State of the Union address, highlight their priorities and vision for the year and increasingly mayors are focusing on local solutions that address national challenges. State of...

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12+ Construction Projects Changing the Face of Pompano Beach

12+ Construction Projects Changing the Face of Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH CONSTRUCTION: After taking the slow path to redevelopment for many years (decades), the past ten years or so have brought lots of new development to Pompano Beach. The first major change was probably The Plaza at Oceanside.  The luxury high-rise condo on...

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Summer in the City: 10 Fun (and Free!) Urban Activities

Summer in the City: 10 Fun (and Free!) Urban Activities

Is your budget more staycation than vacation this summer? Not to worry. We’ve rounded up 10 super-fun, free city activities that won’t just keep your savings account intact—they’ll encourage your sense of adventure, too. 1. OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS: Retreating to the...

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Smart Cities: The Future Of Urban Development

Smart Cities: The Future Of Urban Development

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges (yes, you read that right), personal assistants like Amazon's...

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Empowering women in redevelopment

Empowering women in redevelopment

Inclusive urban planning is one of the most important elements in achieving a city’s successful reinvention. The infusion of women’s perspectives, along with socially diverse input, on key elements such as planning, zoning and development are important considerations...

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