Stories with 'Public Space Challenge' tag

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

How to: You can help change the way Miami moves

The Sabrina Cohen Foundation hosts Adaptive Beach Days on the first and third Sunday of the month. (📸: Sabrina’s Adaptive Beach) APPLY FOR THIS: The Miami Foundation is launching its 2019 Public Space Challenge and is looking for Miamians to submit an idea and apply for a slice of their $250,000 in grant money. This […]

/ April 22, 2019

How one woman is trying to save Miami’s bees

New beekeeper with a community mission, Danielle Bender, shows us what public beehives can do.

/ October 3, 2017

Public Space Challenge 2017: Meet some of the winners

This year’s winners include everything from urban beekeeping to mini golf. The one thing they have in common: they’re led by everyday people making Miami better.

/ August 29, 2017

The ambitious plan to get a great park within walking distance of every Miamian

What happens when a city invests in a public parks system that’ll actually work.

/ April 3, 2017

Neat Streets Miami is tackling Miami’s unsheltered bus stops

This Public Space Challenge winner is all about the journey, not the destination.

/ March 30, 2017

CULTRA is bringing Miami’s creative community together one public space at a time

How a social networking group and an annual street-performance festival got together to engage Downtown’s creative community with monthly open mics.

/ March 26, 2017

How a single water-bottle refill station became a full-time career

How a private citizen accidentally became a full-time environmental activist after applying to The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge.

/ March 23, 2017

How Friends of The West End plan to make West Kendall cool

The West Kendall dilemma: How do you make the community more than a place where people go home to sleep?

/ March 21, 2017

You don’t need to be an urban planner to change public spaces

Ileana Collazo used hand-painted flowerpots and tropical plants to honor Little Havana’s public spaces and local artists.

/ March 12, 2017