development http://blog.wlrn.org en How All Aboard Florida Could Remake Downtown Miami On Its Way To Orlando http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-all-aboard-florida-could-remake-downtown-miami-its-way-orlando <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All Aboard Florida will be all about connections, hopeful developers of the high-speed passenger rail system told the city this week, and not just about the link from Miami to Orlando. Its Miami infrastructure, they said, would also become the glue binding downtown Miami to its special-purpose districts across today's barriers of blight and no-man's-land.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:40:53 +0000 Rick Stone 33134 at http://blog.wlrn.org How All Aboard Florida Could Remake Downtown Miami On Its Way To Orlando West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods http://blog.wlrn.org/post/west-grove-trolley-garage-unearths-vulnerabilities-low-income-neighborhoods <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami’s West Grove residents, unhappy a trolley garage servicing Coral Gables was built in their neighborhood, may soon be able to claim a small victory. After a series of legal battles <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-cute-new-trolleys-led-civil-rights-investigation" target="_blank">including a civil-rights investigation</a>, Coral Gables and the garage's developer are now looking to pull out of the West Grove. </span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:35:35 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30056 at http://blog.wlrn.org West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-what-tequesta-site-downtown-will-look-and-why-its-great-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barring any drastic moves by the Miami city commissioners Thursday, the controversial&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">Tequesta</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;site unearthed downtown</a> will have a marquee showcase from the sidewalk and <strong>numerous interpretation options for visitors. </strong></span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:59:32 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 29823 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami Satellite Images Show South Florida's Building Boom Since 1984 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/satellite-images-show-south-floridas-building-boom-1984 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recently unveiled project between NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, TIME, Internet search giant Google and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University offers a rare glimpse of human life on Earth.</span></p><p class="p1">Over the last few decades, NASA and the USGS have been compiling satellite images of every part of our planet as part of the Landsat program, the world's longest running enterprise for gathering satellite imagery.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 14811 at http://blog.wlrn.org Satellite Images Show South Florida's Building Boom Since 1984 More Evidence Of Tequesta Civilization Unearthed Near Miami River http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-evidence-tequesta-civilization-unearthed-near-miami-river <p></p><p>Two months ago, twelve dump trucks bursting with dirt and fill from a downtown Miami construction site made their way to the Everglades Outpost, an animal rescue facility in Florida City.</p><p>Barbara Tansey, the facility’s owner and overseer is slowly sifting through the remnants looking for clues. Though volunteers occasionally come to help, at some moments the elderly Tansey is entirely on her own, tirelessly sifting in hopes of revealing any artifact.</p><p>It should be mentioned that twelve truckloads is an insane amount of dirt.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 13151 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Evidence Of Tequesta Civilization Unearthed Near Miami River In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fighting-hivaids-music-theater-honduras In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts.<p>On a sandy lot next to the town's main street, two teenage boys begin playing drums while women sing. For centuries, this has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has an additional purpose: to prevent HIV.<p>As people arrive to hear the drumming, the musicians become actors in a play. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:09:32 +0000 Jens Erik Gould 11631 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater Group Building 'Noah's Ark' Outside Hialeah http://blog.wlrn.org/post/group-building-noahs-ark-outside-hialeah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four animal-loving Christians have begun <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/982152343/the-hidden-ark" target="_blank">a campaign to raise funds</a> in order to construct a replica of Noah's Ark on the outskirts of Hialeah in order to "preserve helpless animals as God taught us." </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A trailer for Hidden Ark (see below), as the project is called, promises almost exact dimensions of the biblical ark. Animals and all.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 10440 at http://blog.wlrn.org Group Building 'Noah's Ark' Outside Hialeah Largest Hurricane Proof Glass Pane Installed In Future Museum http://blog.wlrn.org/post/largest-hurricane-proof-glass-pane-installed-future-museum <p>Having a world-class museum set a few short feet from Biscayne Bay has both its advantages and its headaches. As the Miami Art Museum plans to make its move to future Museum Park, they know this all too well.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:32:18 +0000 Daniel Rivero 8716 at http://blog.wlrn.org Largest Hurricane Proof Glass Pane Installed In Future Museum 'Seven50' Summit Will Plan The Half-Century For New Mega-Region: SouthEAST Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/seven50-summit-will-plan-half-century-new-mega-region-southeast-florida <p></p><p>Movers, shakers, thinkers and doers from the seven counties of Southeast Florida are meeting today in downtown Miami to forge a 50-year trajectory for the region's economy, culture and quality of life.</p><p><a href="http://seven50.org/">The Seven50 summit</a> is a recognition that the old Dade-Broward-Palm Beach "South Florida" has swelled out of its borders to become a seven-county mega-region with six million residents and a desperate need for shrewd and unified planning.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:15:11 +0000 Rick Stone 8250 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Seven50' Summit Will Plan The Half-Century For New Mega-Region: SouthEAST Florida Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/islandia-south-florida-s-own-little-atlantis <p>Fifty years ago, developers dreamed of turning a collection of isolated islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay into a resort destination. This year, the dream of Islandia quietly died. &nbsp;The Miami-Dade County Commission stripped&nbsp;Islandia’s status as a city. In essence, they voted&nbsp;Islandia out of existence.</p><p>The city of Islandia is on Elliot Key. It was never populated by more than a hundred people. &nbsp;Now the only people who live in Islandia are park rangers.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 988 at http://blog.wlrn.org Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis Diana Abu-Jaber's Recipes For Baklava And Tabbouleh http://blog.wlrn.org/post/diana-abu-jabers-recipes-baklava-and-tabbouleh <p></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:44:16 +0000 Staff 1575 at http://blog.wlrn.org Diana Abu-Jaber's Recipes For Baklava And Tabbouleh Haiti Reconstruction: Potholes Aplenty For South Florida Developers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/haiti-reconstruction-potholes-aplenty-south-florida-developers <p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px; line-height: 22px; ">In March, 150 nations pledged more than $5 billion dollars to rebuild Haiti.&nbsp; Construction firms around the world, and especially in South Florida, began jockeying for those funds.&nbsp; Developers and planners from South Florida bi Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:51:54 +0000 Kenny Malone 2009 at http://blog.wlrn.org Haiti Reconstruction: Potholes Aplenty For South Florida Developers