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Most Controversial Hemming Park Articles & Threads

The discussions, debates and controversies that surrounded Hemming Park prior to Friends of Hemming Park's existence.

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016

In 2015, the amount of downtown redevelopment proposals kicked it up a notch. Looking forward to 2016, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to "TransForm Jax".

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Understanding Next City's Vanguard Conference

Vanguard is an annual leadership gathering of young urban leaders working to improve cities. Take a look at this video to tell us your opinion on if Jacksonville should consider hosting this conference in the future.

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2007: Hemming Park Dark, May Hurt Laura Street Corridor

The following article was originally published April 10, 2007. For several months in 2007 there was serious discussion of the development of the Laura Street Corridor to provide an initial street traffic creating backbone from whence to spread a vibrant city center development.The idea that the creation...

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America’s Highways are Crumbling. Is That a Bad Thing?

Our highway infrastructure is falling apart and John Norquist, former mayor of Milwaukee, believes this is a good thing. Ryan Holeywell of the Houston-based Kinder Institute for Urban Research (http://urbanedge.blogs.rice.edu/2015/09/09/americas-highways-are-crumbling-is-that-a-bad-thing/#.Vf9aad9VhBd)...

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