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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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5 Tips for improving Jacksonville's Civic Brand

An interesting editorial by National Sign Plazas (NSP) (http://nsp.biz/nsp/5-tips-for-improving-your-civic-brand/?inf_contact_key=62143a293d132aec656e7db73ebfdecf7d50cbb8e77ea1da11896e0af673e0dd) highlighting 5 tips for cities like Jacksonville to improve their civic brand. Take a look and tell us if...

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The State of Downtown Jacksonville

Is downtown making a comeback? Take a look for yourself. Here's Downtown Vision's latest State of Downtown report.

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How Jax Compares: The Different Faces of Density

Density comes in all shapes, forms and sizes. Here's how some of Jacksonville's most popular neighborhoods compare in density with select walkable neighborhoods in well known American cities.

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The DIA's Vision for Downtown Jacksonville

This 10-page public brochure does a nice job of condensing a copious amount of information into an easy to read template. Specifically, it discusses the individual sections (8) of the Downtown Investment Authority's (DIA) Community Redevelopment Plan, outlines the initiatives designed to impact downtown...

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Five Lessons for Jacksonville to Bring Retail Downtown

Recently, a panel at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers offered a list of important points that cities like Jacksonville need to consider when trying to establish retail districts downtown. Here's a few lessons for Jacksonville based off a story by Andrew Keatts of the Kinder Institute...

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Jacksonville in 1930

Ever wonder what neighborhood commercial strips were originally set up to be walkable? Look no further than this map by George W. Simons, Jr. It presents an interesting look at zoning in Jacksonville during the Great Depression.

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The Forgotten Rivers of Jacksonville

The St. Johns River isn't the only river in the River City! Today, Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell takes a look at Jacksonville's other rivers, while sharing interesting facts about each.

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Lenny Curry's Vision For Jacksonville

Soon Lenny Curry will officially become the new Mayor of Jacksonville. Many wonder what's Curry's vision for our city. Here's Curry's vision to restore Jacksonville to greatness.

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