Today, we’re joined by Eulois Cleckley, Director at the Miami Dade County Transportation and Public Works Department. In this episode Eulois joins us at Büro Midtown as we sip tequila and talk about the current supply chain issues, his vintage 1985 chrome Mongoose road bicycle, transportation and zoning in Miami, protected bicycle lanes, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) and roadie MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men In Lycra).
Today, we’re joined by Jacqueline Touzet, principal at Touzet Studio. Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Miami as Firm of the Year in 2021, Jackie has pursued sustainable solutions that can scale quickly and change how we build in the sub-tropics and along the coasts. She counts on Apple & Nike among her clients.
In this episode Jackie joins us at Büro South Miami as we sip mojitos with Jackie and learn about her approach to designing resilient, high performance buildings that are future ready for climate change. We talk about everything from microgrids, adaptive reuse, to the end of disposable architecture.
We also talk about climate change, creating a resiliency fund, housing affordability, zoning, building codes and transportation.
We’re changing things up a bit and moving our interviews to a more conversational podcast format. We’re excited to announce that we have launched The Built World and our first sit-down is with Michael Feinstein, Founder and CEO of Büro, South Florida’s leading provider of coworking spaces and suites. At The Built World, our goal is to talk with entrepreneurs, executives & investors who are redefining the business of our built environment in cities. We enjoy speaking and learning from smart people in an uncensored environment, with a cocktail in hand, about real estate, design, architecture & technology. Our conversations are meant to be casual, educational and informative, but with a touch of humor.
Mike and I met about a year ago on the football (soccer) pitch. Our soon-to-be 9-year-old boys are footballers and they play for Miami Shores FC. I approached Mike about doing an interview for Stoic Urbanist a few months ago and he agreed. I went on to mention that a couple of buddies of mine, who are also in commercial real estate, had been talking about starting a podcast for sometime and I asked Mike if he would be interested in sitting down with us over a couple of cocktails to share his journey as a successful entrepreneur. For better or worse Mike agreed to be our guinea pig and also graciously offered the use of any one of Büro’s 8 South Florida locations to host all The Built World podcasts from.
With the stars aligning as they did Ben Hoffman, Brian Ehrlich and I are pleased to announce the launch of The Built World podcast. Kicking it all off for us is Michael Feinstein. We could not have asked for a better first guest. Mike embodies so much of what we will focus on at The Built World. Join us as we sip Bacardi Añejo Cuatro on the rocks and talk about Michael’s journey as an entrepreneur, and everything in between, as it relates to real estate including WeWork, Porn Sets, Strip Clubs, Crypto, Skate Parks and Brightline Trains.