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Professor Bruce Stephenson. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

Planning for a less car-centric city

As gas prices soar, commuters may be doing some thinking about how they get around and how they could do it cheaper.  Rollins College Environmental studies professor Bruce Stephenson has been researching how cities are made and what makes them good- or bad- places to live– for decades. We talk to him about his book on living car-free in Portland: ‘Portland’s Good Life: Sustainability and Hope in an American City’, and lessons that could be applied to Orlando.  Stephenson says soaring gas prices are a good opportunity to rethink how we get around and how cities are designed. “Planning by nature is based on long term investment, and we’re finally at the point where, obviously, oil is not a …
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David Perez (l) & Maximilian Harmanoglu. Photo: WMFE

Gen Z and the pandemic

Intersection intern Allegra Montesano talked with two Gen-Z Floridians about the last two years of their lives: Maximilian Harmonoglu, a Valencia College graduate who is a part owner of Versus Games in Oviedo, and David Perez, a Florida State University student who lived in Orlando and was a Disney Cast Member last summer. 
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