Miami's ongoing transformation comprises various story lines, including, most prominently, the burgeoning of its artist community and cultural offerings (as chronicled in the recently released documentary Rising Tide).
But the most surprising story line may be Miami's fledgling tech industry. Of course, Miami is no Silicon Valley, but its promising first steps conjure a future in which the city takes it place alongside San Francisco and the other tech hubs as an urban incubator of innovative technology and game-changing ideas.
With an eye on that future, urban studies expert and part-time Miami resident Richard Florida organized Start-Up City: Miami, "a forum that will bring together leading entrepreneurs and tech experts for a series of conversations about Miami's innovation ecosystem."
To learn more about Start-Up City: Miami and to read an interview with Richard Florida, visit beachedmiami.com.