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Downtown Dwellers: Raising urban kids in TampaRead Article

For Downtown Tampa families with young children, the neighborhood isn’t an urban jungle. It’s an urban jungle gym.

1 Million Cups: Meet local doers tackling opportunities in the global marketplaceRead Article

Pitch your business concept and get constructive criticism among friends and neighbors at 1 Million Cups Tampa.

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown PartnershipRead Article

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.

Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West TampaRead Article

The diversity of apartments, restaurants and shops in North Hyde Park is particularly attractive to young professionals and college students looking for an affordable neighborhood near downtown.

Channel District grows along waterfront in TampaRead Article

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.
Viewers listen in as Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Tampa Innovation Hub, speaks to the crowd during Synapse Innovation Summit. Media reps gather at Tampa Baseball Museum in Ybor City for the big announcement.

Tampa Hackerspace provides a place to tinkerRead Article

Tampa Hackerspace is helping to fuel Tampa Bay’s creative instincts, facilitating experimentation and collaboration with shared tools and space.

Moving to downtown Tampa: Smart Lab brings innovative viewRead Article

Suffolk’s Smart Lab featuring 3D virtual reality opens in the Channel District near Tampa Bay WaVE and Water Street Tampa, joining the Tampa Bay Area's growing innovation ecosystem.

Urban Stimuli: Meet CW a.k.a. Carolyn WilsonRead Article

Beyond her eponymous Gin Joint in downtown Tampa, Developer Carolyn Wilson is doing (and will continue to do) what she does best: Flex eternal good taste.
The crowd remains engaged post-speech, outside the theatre.

Commuter Challenge: Going carless in TampaRead Article

Getting to work isn't easy for most of us using Tampa streets and Hillsborough County roads. So spend a week using alternative transportation and see what happens.
Head Chef Cody Tiner, left, shares a moment with CW inside the Gin Joint.

Tampa Bay WaVE: Diversity highlights latest tech cohortRead Article

A diverse group of entrepreneurs completes its formal program with Demo Day at Tampa Bay WaVE, a nonprofit tech accelerator in downtown Tampa.
 Touchton Map Library with one of the world's most vast vintage Florida map collections.

Urban Stimuli: Armature Works, Tampa HeightsRead Article

This is really Tampa: Armature Works will evolve how you think about Tampa Heights and the urban core.

What's next for Florida: Sam Gibbons, TampaRead Article

When it comes to transportation, the goal must to be find equilibrium between what is socially, economically, and environmentally just for all people.
Opening day at Armature Works Heights Public Market in Tampa Heights. U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz addresses crowd. Domain Homes in West Tampa features a modified shotgun style design. Authentic Mexican taco truck in West Tampa.

Tampa Bay Area thought leaders share what they anticipate most in 2018Read Article

Find out what's on the minds of local thought leaders at the start of the new year, and what it could mean for you.
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Tampa is on the verge of achieving many long-planned ambitions. Downtown and waterfront developments, the expansion of the city's port and airport, a planned and a substantial increase in research and academic activities at the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College fuel its progress. 
Photos of Canvas Fashion Gallery in St. Pete.

Women's apparel boutique to open in Hyde Park Village

Mike Braccia, co-owner of Main Street Property Holders, at his property in West Tampa.

Bullish on West Tampa, investor helps shape its future

PikMyKid, a school safety app, is gaining in popularity.

Tech Bytes: PikMyKid ramps up school safety efforts

Among the pieces on the program for this year’s New Grounds Festival Performance is “Atta Girl” by Jacquelyn Pritz of Windemere.

USF hosts New Grounds dance festival in Tampa

Herding Cats and Coders

Book excerpt: Herding Cats and Coders by Greg Ross-Munro

The group before they depart downtown Tampa aboard the StartupBus

Florida StartupBus team runner-up in national contest

North Hyde Park aerial

Modern townhouses come to North Hyde Park in Tampa

(L-R) Kalyn Kearney and Amber Gatto, student presenters from USF, at the 7th annual National Academy of Inventors.

Tampa Bay Area inventors: Growing community gains respect

Donald Morrill, author of Beaut

Book excerpt: BEAUT by Don Morrill of Tampa

Authors

Read more articles by Alex English.

Alex English is a Tampa native who has lived in Sarasota, Seattle, New York, Bordeaux and Milan. He is passionate about urban development, retail and style, and publishes Remarqed, a personal blog on those subjects.

Read more articles by Amber Sigman.

Amber Sigman is a photographer with over 16 years experience covering both small-town and international stories; from a Florida woman visiting her native Cuba, to sacred spots in Thailand, and underwater adventures in Florida’s springs. Amber also taught photography to teenagers with the theme “The World is Your Classroom” in Southeast Asia honoring both her love for education, and diversity. When she isn’t taking pictures, she can sometimes be found globetrotting, snorkeling, or volunteering with animals.

Read more articles by Caitlin Albritton.

Caitlin Albritton is a freelance writer based in Tampa with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a MFA (graduating Summer 2018) from Maryland Institute College of Art. When she's not looking at art throughout town, she can be found making it. You can keep up with her visual art on Instagram @caitlinalbritton or on her website.

Read more articles by Cheryl Rogers.

Cheryl Rogers is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys writing about careers. An ebook author, she also writes Bible Camp Mystery series that shares her faith. She is publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine and founder of the Mentor Me Career Network, a free online community, offering career consulting, coaching and career information. 

Read more articles by Christopher Curry.

Chris Curry is a freelance writer living in Clearwater. Chris spent more than 15 years as a newspaper reporter, primarily in Ocala and Gainesville, before moving back home to the Tampa Bay Area. He enjoys our local music scene, great weather and the wealth of outdoor festivals.

Read more articles by Dyllan Furness.

Dyllan Furness is a freelance writer and born-again Floridian based in Tampa. He covers the Tampa Bay Area’s development boom for 83 Degrees, with an eye out for sustainable and community-driven initiatives. 

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