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Transforming the FEC row to greenway w bike/light-rail

addressing the lack of transit that plagues SE Florida. I have long been posting my ideas of a comprehensive light rail plan for Miami and beyond. It begins with the transformation of the FEC row but extends well beyond

Who are you?

I am a designer. I studied environmental design at Parsons School of design, NYC. I hav long been posting my thoughts and ideas of a transit friendly Miami on my Facebook page as well as twitter, under the name SEFTA

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

It is completely a game changer. It would be the instigator of redeveloping the corridor lining the FEC tracks as well as becoming the first leg of a tri-county system of transit and trails. It would become an art trail as well as an education tool for environmental issues

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Environment & Public Space
Housing & Affordability by adding transit oriented development and affordable housing along the FEC row

Please give examples of your project's success.

I believe I have at least started a conversation on placing a bike trail along the FEC row

Organization Name (or individuals name) SEFTA


4 votes

Civic Engagement

Urban Paradise Guild: Volunteerism Unleashed!

1. Engage 10,000+ Volunteers per year.
Every project is designed to:
2. Make Miami a better place to live today.
3. Make Miami's future safer from Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change.

Urban Paradise Guild (UPG) has fielded hundreds or thousands of Volunteers every year from 2009-2014.
Now, we are ready to grow!

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Who are you?

Urban Paradise Guild, Miami non-profit 501c3, Founded 2008

Missions include
Urban Forestry
Urban Agriculture
Experiential Education
Urban Planning & Public Policy

Facebook 3000+ Photos

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Community Engagement + Volunteerism allow us to impact virtually all the issues identified in the Our Miami Report.

UPG has a uniquely effective Volunteer-Powered organizational model.

We need to scale up in order to engage more Volunteers. To do so, we need the resources to professionalize.

Goal: engage 10,000+ Volunteers every year.

Shaded Pedestrian/Bike Paths enable safe transit and exercise.
Organic Gardens allow Healthy Choices.
Education creates economic opportunities.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Civic Engagement: UPG has thousands of mostly young Volunteers.
Environment & Parks: UPG has ongoing projects that improve 7 locations. Sweat equity is invested 8x per week. All fight Sea-Level Rise.
Experiential Education helps students and adults learn how to learn. Engagement retains talent.

UPG Projects (Gardens + Pedestrian/Bike Trails + Volunteer Work) Improves:
Healthy Choices
Economic Opportunities
Housing Affordability
Pedestrian/Bike Friendly + Transit Access

Please give examples of your project's success.

New grants allow UPG to add professional staff and resources.

We increase Recruiting and Engagement leading to increases in Volunteerism.

Improved Experiential Education leads to greater satisfaction and more Repeat Volunteerism and Staff Retention.

More resources available for UPG Projects enables greater impacts. We become more effective at protecting Miami from Sea-Level Rise.

Success increases popularity + "brand awareness", and helps us to get more funding.
Repeat from top.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Urban Paradise Guild


62 votes