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3 ways we can fight congestion in our city cores

Since the automobile became king of the road in modern civilization, traffic congestion has been a problem in cities around the globe. 103 years after Ford’s first Tin Lizzie found a parking spot, we still struggle with the increasing demands of the automobile.

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Jax Isn't the Only One! 60 Years of Urban Change

Historically, Jacksonville is a great case study of how to kill a downtown, displace long-time residents, destroy established communities and historic building stock. However, 60 Years of Urban Change, a recent study by the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities, suggests we're not...

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2015

In 2014, the redevelopment in and around downtown finally kicked into an extra gear. Looking forward to 2015, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to.....as Mayor Alvin Brown would say... "take Jacksonville to the next level".

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Should Chains Receive Tax Money To Open In Downtown?

A Downtown Investment Authority program intended to help recruit retailers to downtown has resulted into two sandwich chains applying for incentives to open in downtown storefronts. One local developer believes this money should be set aside for local businesses. What's your opinion?

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Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building

Another historic downtown building bites the dust. Images of Railroad Row's 105-year-old Davis Furniture Building going down in smoke.

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Maps: 2014 Duval County Election Results

A series of maps illustrating 2014 Duval County election results.

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ULI North Florida’s 2014 Awards of Excellence

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida announced the finalists of the 2014 Awards for Excellence at the Studios of WJCT, Jacksonville, on October 9, an annual awards program that recognizes real estate development projects throughout North Florida based on ULI’s mission to provide leadership...

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Trader's Hill Farms a Jville Based Aquaponics Group

Angela TenBroeck takes us on a video exploration of Traders Hill Farms, a pretty amazing aquaponics operation that is transforming the possibilities of urban agriculture. Angela is a local who ended up being one of the very best people at this in the industry. Join us after the jump for some pretty...

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One Spark Financials 2012-2013

In light of the recent accusations from Shad Khan that the KYN accelerator was charging too much in overhead and not giving enough money to startups, a Metro Jacksonville contributor takes a look at and shares One Spark's 990 financial forms.

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SPARK District Ideas: David Fields' Worcester Rebuttal

Worcester Massachussetts' Plan for an Arts District was passed in 2002 and provided a working example for Jacksonville to consider when planning the SPARK district. 6 years later, David Fields, provided a critical analasis of the failures and successes of the project. Read the unfolding of the Worcester...

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