Is Miami’s Design District leading an urban shopping revival?

By | June 4th, 2012 | 8 Comments

The Design District is a sign that urban shopping districts are coming back, according to Richard Florida. -- photo by Flickr user wallyg

Richard Florida, author of The Rise of The Creative Class and a leading thinker on the modern city, spies in the evolution of Miami’s Design District a “tipping point back toward urban downtowns”, not just here but nationwide: “After years of neglect, decline, and abandonment, downtowns across the United States are poised to come back — and not just as redoubts for hipsters, artisanal food, indie music, and trendy boutiques, but as major shopping destinations.”

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