Today kicks off 100 Great Ideas No. 4, a massive, weeklong community brainstorm on housing affordability. It all goes down in this public Facebook group, where anyone can offer ideas or join the discussion.
Radical Partners, the organization behind it, thinks that big issues would be solved faster if more people were invited to the table. So they’re using the Internet to make a very, very big table. At the end, they’ll take some of these ideas to local leaders to turn them into action. Fun fact: this is how Public Transit Day, when Miamians across the county pledge to take transit for a day, came to be.
Wanna know more about this campaign? This video should help you out.
Wanna be a part of it? Kick it off with us tonight, with a Facebook Live convo with a developer, a nonprofit bringing an innovative strategy to South Florida, and a renter navigating the affordable housing system. We’ll be streaming from our Facebook page at 7 p.m. Get details here.
Jade eggs FTW. Tired of shopping online for jade eggs to tighten your lady bits, à la Gwyneth Paltrow? Good news! She’s bringing her pop-up shop to Miami’s Design District this week, so you can browse all of her best (and weirdest) gift picks through Christmas Eve. (Miami.com)
Hands off our mangroves. State law protects mangroves, barring people from cutting down the trees without a permit, because the forests protect our coasts from wave erosion. But angry neighbors say Miami starchitects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear used Hurricane Irma as a cover to hack the mangroves on their property, improving their view of Biscayne Bay. (Miami Herald)
Sweet. The Museum of Ice Cream is opening its fourth location in Miami in December, so get ready to fulfill your lifelong dream of diving into a literal pool of sprinkles. If you can’t wait to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out the three-night daiquiri bar pop-up this week at The Standard from the founders of Palabar. (Eater Miami, Miami New Times)
3 degrees of devastation. According to new data, just 3 degrees Celsius of global warming could mean irreversible sea-level rise that would wipe out many of the world’s urban areas, including the bottom third of Florida, i.e. Miami. The Guardian has more info, and one of those terrifying pictures of Miami underwater.
¡Dalé! The first bilingual sitcom on American TV “¿Que Pasa, USA?” returns to Miami with a live stage show debuting next May. Find out what your fave fictional family has been up to since the series ended in 1980. (SunSentinel)
Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars! Wars are raging between bike sharing companies in Miami and that means cheap bike rides for all of us. Companies like LimeBike, Spin and ofo are pedaling onto the scene, offering super affordable hourly rates or memberships for their dockless bikes. (Miami Herald)
In Friday’s newsletter we wrote that, according to a new study by Apartment List, Miami-Dade is the country’s most expensive place to rent an apartment. To clarify, Miami is not the most expensive place to rent an apartment, but it is the most expensive in terms of “what people are spending on rent and what they can actually afford,” said the Apartment List senior research analyst. Thanks to reader Ross Padfield for pointing that out!
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