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Miami needs to become exceptional, not merely excessive

How much is too much, how many too many? When, in fact, is bigger not better? Welcome to Miami, land of excess. This is the place where nobody knows how much of a good thing is too…

County pilots Airport City toward high-cost crash landing

County pilots Airport City toward high-cost crash landing

Airport City began as a model to help fund a $6.2 billion Miami International Airport expansion. Today it’s the poster boy for failed contracts that raise costs in other bidding…

What goes around comes around–over and over and over

What goes around comes around–over and over and over

Miami news stories don’t end – they merely hibernate. Periodically, they return as reruns for a new audience. That repetition was highlighted when I cleaned off a bookshelf and found…

A trust could protect city assets from the build-now disease

A trust could protect city assets from the build-now disease

As David Beckham tries to pluck a new downtown waterfront site for a soccer stadium, it’s time to create a trust to protect and beautify what little waterfront Miami has…

Government talks a green living game but doesn’t play it

Government talks a green living game but doesn’t play it

For years I tried to convince builders and developers to build green housing in Miami-Dade County with no success. Being realtor, architect and former Gables Green Task Force chair, I…

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

It was exciting to read in Miami Today that a county study found annual economic impact of $7.3 billion for Miami-Dade’s colleges and universities. What a sales tool for our…

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Like anyone who’s frequented Miami cabs, I can reel off horror stories. But I’d never heard of the Uber service until an industry delegation visited to tell me why Uber…

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

If you’ve been around Miami at least a decade you recall the euphoria that’s causing condos to spring up faster than we can count. “At this rate, we’ll have 12,000…

Pay the Dolphins for performance – and everyone else too

Pay the Dolphins for performance – and everyone else too

It’s getting harder to track all the stadium deals floating though the office of county Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who must be vying with recalled predecessor Carlos Alvarez to become stadium…

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

As buildings, workers, residents and visitors continue to multiply in the heart of Miami, one thing has not kept pace: the roadways that are the primary means of entering and…

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