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Wednesday, April 8 • 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Tour 1: Wynwood/Midtown Miami (SOLD OUT)

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Registering for Tours

A limited number of tours, designed for urban researchers, are available during the Conference. Conference attendees can register for tours in advance via the online registration form or in-person at the conference  registration office located on the 2nd floor of the InterContinental Hotel in the Chopin Ballroom.  Tours have limited space.  So if you are interested, it is wise to register and pay your tour fees as soon as possible.  Our most popular tours will likely become full by early January.
ALL tours begin at 1:00pm. Tour participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45pm before departure. 

Tour 1: Wynwood/Midtown Miami
Wednesday, April 8 – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Price: $28
Capacity: TBD

Tour organizer: Dr. Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor.
Tour leader: Dr. Ned Murray, AICP, Florida International University Metropolitan Center.

The tour will highlight the transformation of Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood from a garment manufacturing community to a neighborhood with adjoining districts comprised of a diverse mix of high-rise condos, industrial chic lofts and a booming arts scene. The Wynwood Arts District has experienced a renaissance due to recent and rapid cultural development. Thousands of local and international guests visit the Wynwood Arts District during the world renowned Art Basel festivities. The largest and most recent transformation of Wynwood occurred with the development of “Midtown Miami” in 2004. Midtown Miami was the largest urban development infill project in the United States at that time. The success of Midtown Miami’s commercial development greatly impacted real estate values and the subsequent gentrification of Wynwood. Today it is home to over 70 art galleries, retail stores, antique shops, eclectic bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Wynwood’s graffiti propelled a forgotten industrial swath of Miami into one of the most coveted tracts of real estate in America. The tour will begin in Wynwood’s Fashion District which is now principally operated by South Korean businesses and remains very vibrant. The tour will continue through Wynwood’s residential neighborhoods where housing prices have greatly escalated in the past ten years. It will then proceed by foot through Wynwood’s Arts District with a stop at the “Windwood Walls,” an enclosed park where wall graffitis by Miami and international artists are preserved. Finally, the tour will end with a walk through Midtown Miami.

Wednesday April 8, 2015 12:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Intercontinental Hotel (meet in lobby at 12:45pm)