A Long Walk

Fort Lauderdale continues to experience rapid, sustained population growth. The question isn’t whether the city will continue changing into a more urban, crowded place – it will. The question is what we do about it. If you want to show a visitor where Las Olas Boulevard is, simply point to the construction crane. From the … Continue reading A Long Walk

For Ben Brafman, Becoming A Leader In Mental Health And Addiction Meant Overcoming His Own Obstacles

It was supposed to be a normal day for one of Ben Brafman’s clients. But a simple trip to a meeting ended with the client in jail. The client, who was battling a mental illness, began acting out, which prompted a bystander to call the police. Brafman assured the officers that he just needed a … Continue reading For Ben Brafman, Becoming A Leader In Mental Health And Addiction Meant Overcoming His Own Obstacles

How Fort Lauderdale’s New Mockingbird Trail Came To Be

Rebecca Bradley, co-founder of landscape architect firm Cadence, helped implement Fort Lauderdale’s newest nature path, The Mockingbird Trail. The flamingo may be more iconic, but it’s the mockingbird that’s Florida’s state bird. The discreetly colored creature blends in with its surroundings, namely, the urban sprawl. It’s the idea that nature can still thrive within the … Continue reading How Fort Lauderdale’s New Mockingbird Trail Came To Be