Civic Engagement

Civics 101: Your guide to all of Miami-Dade’s cities, towns and villages

Need a breakdown of all the cities, towns, and villages in Miami-Dade? We’ve got you covered.

/ September 19, 2019


Civics 101: Digging into millage rate in Miami

Ever wondered about millage rates in Miami? We decided to take a closer look.

/ September 17, 2019


Civics 101: How an ordinance becomes official in Miami

How does an ordinance in Miami go from idea to actual law? We took a look at the process.

/ September 11, 2019


Civics 101: How to make your voice heard in Miami

Want to speak up during a public comment period at a Miami meeting? Here’s some tips for making the most of that time.

/ September 6, 2019


These Miami millennials want to attract and keep young talent in the 305

The Miami-Dade Millennial Task Force board is working to attract millennials to Miami and to help solve the problems that cause many of them to leave the city.

/ August 20, 2019


How to make Miami more inclusive for all

How can Miami become more inclusive? Experts from Florida International University and the Aspen Institute have some ideas.

/ May 14, 2019


An idea of how to preserve and activate a piece of Miami’s history

A fence surrounds Fort Dallas Park. (📸: Phillip Pessar) WHAT IT IS: In Downtown Miami, a fenced off park sits on the banks of the Miami River. In the middle of Fort Dallas Park, and in the shadows of Metromover tracks, sits Flagler Worker’s House. It is the last known building in Miami directly associated […]

/ May 13, 2019


Last chance to vote on which Miami nonprofit will win $25,000

Come be inspired by the work of Miami’s nonprofits. (📸: Matt Rice) GO TO THIS: Celebrate five of Miami’s game-changing, innovative, and inspiring nonprofits at Inspire305’s upcoming community celebration. At the May 21 event, Inspire305, powered by United Way of Miami-Dade, will award two local nonprofits innovating for good with $25,0000 and $10,000 in grants […]

/ May 9, 2019


Locals to know: This duo is making it easier to get to Circle Park

Jennifer and Maria’s proposed solution on how to provide access to Circle Park. (📸: The Miami Foundation) MEET THESE LOCALS: Jennifer Llerena and Maria Font saw an opportunity to make it easier to get to a roundabout park in Miami Springs. After receiving funds from The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge, they’re ready to activate […]

/ May 8, 2019


How this local is driving change in Miami with her bike project

Malone Matson, 2014 Public Space Challenge winner. (📸: Pic provided) MEET THIS LOCAL: When Florida International University student Malone Matson hit the highway, she found herself growing increasingly frustrated. “I felt trapped in a car,” she said. “I was spending so much time sitting on U.S. 1 wishing I could just breeze by on a […]

/ May 3, 2019