New Miami Development Appears to be Discovering the Power of Nodes over Systems.
The future of city planning is not based on linear and system-wide relationships, but nodal ones. They are not always at the intersection of system lines but can be catalyzed by historical events, available land, and cultural phenomena. These can explain nodes like The Grove, Wynwood, and Kendall Town and Country. It seems that nodes of access (along with transit stops) are also growing in importance, however, they do not seem to be creating new places, but piggy-backing on existing ones. Placemaking projects along these transit nodes such as Merrick Park and Sunset Place continue to be built with other factors in mind. Access appears to become one of many factors considered. Either way, nodes are a good way to be thinking, and I am glad that developers are following suit.