Open Letter to Governor DeSantis: Time to Reel In FDOT

Dear Governor DeSantis, Here’s a summary of today’s meeting with FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault and District 6 Secretary Jim Wolfe regarding Biscayne Boulevard. It became clear that FDOT will not make any safety improvements to Biscayne Boulevard anytime soon, even though there have been over 2,550 crashes in an 8 year period (3.3 mile stretch… Read more…

Not Welcome to Miami Shores

Miami Shores Village is located just north of the City of Miami. This mostly single-family community has a population of approximately 11,000 residents. Miami Shores can be considered to be relatively wealthy with a median household income of about $100,000. The village is surrounded by much poorer areas to the North and West which are… Read more…

The One Thing Your Smart City (Probably) Doesn’t Have

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “Smart Cities”. So what is a Smart City? According to Techopedia: “A smart city is a designation given to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, and utilities in order to reduce… Read more…

Miami’s Least Favorite Urbanist Blogger Comes Out of Retirement. Welcome to Stoic Urbanist!

For better or worse I’ve decided to give blogging another go. My hope for Stoic Urbanist is to bring the best of Transit Miami and Miami Urbanist into this blog and more. I plan to focus my writing on raising civic awareness about the lack of government proactivity and political will to make Miami a… Read more…