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An American Boomtown: Austin

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities in America that have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly. Read More

For Jake & Janet, let's fulfill Consolidation's promise

In this guest editorial, Chris Hand, former Chief of Staff at the consolidated City of Jacksonville and Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Bob Graham, argues that Jacksonville can honor the legacies of the recently departed Jake Godbold and Janet Owens by finally making good on the promises of Consolidation. Read More

Hidden Jacksonville: Marco Lake

Converted from a brickyard claypit into a manmade lake during the construction of Jacksonville’s popular San Marco neighborhood in the 1920s, Marco Lake is one of the city’s most picturesque spaces. Mostly surrounded by private property, it’s also easy to miss even for locals. Fortunately, historic photos and modern drone footage can help capture this Jacksonville treasure. Read More

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