Stories with 'city of miami' tag

How can Miami residents help preserve Little Haiti’s culture? We put together some tips

A reader asked how folks in Miami can help preserve Little Haiti culture as development picks up in the area. We put together a few recommendations.

/ May 23, 2019


Inspire305 | Inspiring a Smart City

Inspire305 powered by United Way of Miami-Dade is back for its second year of inspiring Miami to empower new, innovative nonprofits! Join us March 7 at CIC Miami as we discuss a topic we’re all curious about: inspiring a smart city. We’ll be digging deep to find out how our community can come together to transform Miami […]

/ February 20, 2019


Here’s why Florida’s conversation on early learning should focus on brain building, not babysitting

The Children’s Movement of Florida wants to get people talking about brain building when they think of early learning, rather than babysitting. They’ve gotten support from more than 100 mayors for their latest initiative.

/ March 1, 2019


Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Video: Meg Daly, the visionary behind the Underline

Meg Daly thinks great cities are defined by great public spaces, so she’s building a park. But this isn’t your ordinary park. For starters, it spans 120 acres. Running from Dadeland to Brickell, The Underline will transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, biking and jogging trail, and outdoor art gallery. […]

/ February 11, 2019


Video: Meet Eli Stiers, Miami’s Bike Lawyer

Who thinks we can make Miami one of the safest cities to walk and ride in the country? This guy. Eli Stiers is an avid cyclist and Miami transplant from Alabama who has been advocating for safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure throughout Miami-Dade County for more than a decade. He’s also a trial attorney. In […]

/ January 25, 2019


Video: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 2019


Referendum 3: Strong mayor

The third referendum on the City of Miami ballot is a vote on whether to make the mayor a “strong mayor.”

/ October 15, 2018


8 things to know ahead of the David Beckham Miami stadium vote

The City of Miami commission is set to decide whether to send David Beckham’s plan for a new soccer stadium deal to voters.

/ July 16, 2018


Five things that will change Miami in 2018

We took a look at five things happening in 2018 that will change the way you live in the Magic City.

/ January 9, 2018