Monthly Archives: February 2010

Beyond Neo-Victorianism

 Broader Options Needed for the Next Growth Cycle Investment in commercial development may be in long hibernation, but eventually the pause will create a pent-up demand.  When investment returns, intelligent growth must be informed by practical, organic, time-tested models that … Continue reading

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Florida’s Jobs Summit

Florida’s  era of hard times continues. In January, we held a    “Jobs Summit ”  here in Orlando but heard little but self-congratulation by politicians like Governor Charlie Crist.  He praised the Legislature’s budget cuts but had little to claim when it came … Continue reading

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The Urban Consciousness Index

Stories About Buildings SESSION 1: Urban Consciousness Good evening and welcome to Stardust. This Thursday night, and for the next 3 Thursday nights, the next hour will be stories about buildings. The second part of each evening, Poolside Studios will … Continue reading

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Visually Delicious

With a bang on a cold winter’s night, Latitude Zero Gallery got 2010 off to a good start with a group of 40 edgy artists who somehow conformed to Curator Dustin Orlando’s strict 10” x 10” guideline.  This holds true … Continue reading

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The Hilton Convention Center Orlando FL

With the opening of the Hilton at the Convention Center, Orlando’s sense of place has experienced a little blossoming, or unfolding.  Arrival at the hotel’s refreshingly heroic porte-cochere speaks at once to a shared architecture with the Orlando Airport, with … Continue reading

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Redefining The American Dream

Your own home, your own car, a prosperous career based on a college education – these were the elements of the American Dream.  Today, the Great Recession has blogging and talking heads busy rewriting this dream, figuring out what elements … Continue reading

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