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TheDailyCity.com: #BringtoOrlando Wayfinding signs stamped into the sidewalk

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 17:06 -- rprice

These way-finding signs are stamped right into the sidewalk are found in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. With all the tourist that visit Orlando it'd be great to see are sidewalks get the same treatment. There could even be a few sponsored ones to help pay for it. Downtown Orlando's could include things like the Amway Center, Lake Eola Park, the History Center, DPAC, the downtown library, Lymmo and SunRail.

The names of streets found in the crosswalks in Orlando is a great start but these way-finding signs would be even more beneficial to visitors.

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Mayor Dyer highlights Orlando’s green initiatives - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 08:42 -- rprice

Some of those goals include developing a green building code to encourage developers to meet green standards, continuing to invest in mass transit such as SunRail, creating more green jobs by reinforcing Orlando’s designation as a Solar America City and more.

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Live Active Cultures - Visual & Fine Arts - Orlando Weekly

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:08 -- rprice

As important as cyclist safety is, this month's Collide*scope tackled an even more intractable issue: homelessness. Orlando's population lacking permanent housing varies depending on who's counting. According to statistics shared during the presentation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development calculates 2,800 people go homeless in Orange County nightly; using the Department of Education's metrics, that number jumps to 6,000. Either way, it's a staggering figure that grows each year, making the Orange County Jail by default our largest homeless shelter and mental facility.

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Welcome to Ikea-land: Furniture giant begins urban planning project - The Globe and Mail

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:58 -- rprice

Amid this 11-hectare expanse of ancient rusting machinery, waste piles and grinding construction equipment is a converted brick sugar warehouse where a team of Swedes and Brits are poring over blueprints and renderings. LandProp Services bought the land in 2009. Their vision is to turn this grey netherworld, once planning approval is done, into a tightly packed neighbourhood they’ll call Strand East.

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