#MiamiWalks | Downtown Miami’s History of Development

Challenge Yourself To Connect

During the 10 Days of Connection, challenge yourself to connect across lines of difference. There are many ways to do that: share a meal with someone you wouldn’t normally cross paths with, read a book or watch a movie that highlights the beauty of connection, take part in #MiamiWalks to get to know a new neighborhood, etc.! Check out and RSVP to the many opportunities to connect below, and if you’d like to host a connection experience, learn more on the Host page!

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#MiamiWalks is part of a global walking movement known as Jane’s Walk, and is proud to be an anchor initiative of the 2018 #10DaysofConnection!

This neighborhood exploration of Downtown Miami will be led by Shaan Patel, a trained Architect who’s working as a developer, and is passionate about city planning. He’s also the creator and writer of Miami Grid, a local blog about Miami Urbanism. This walking tour will consider what the boundaries or arteries of Downtown Miami are, while delving into the area’s history of development.

When looking at the western part of Downtown today, most do not know the history or changes that this segmented community has undergone. While learning about the Miami River, Flagler’s Railroad, and the introduction of I-95, this walking group will weave through a changing place to better understand why it is the way it is, and where it’s going. Stops along the way include: Historic Lyric Theater, Miami Central, and and Lummus Park. The tour will also end with free entry to HistoryMiami Museum’s “Street Traditions” exhibit!

Check out the piece that inspired this walk here: https://miami-grid.com/2017/03/23/highways-railways/


Accessibility: #MiamiWalks seeks to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs. This walking tour in particular, will be kid-friendly and dog-friendly. For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to celebratediversitymiami@gmail.com at least 24-hours in advance of the event.