South Beach is rare in America in that it is an area developed in the 20th Century that is "walk-able". That is, it is possible to reside in South Beach without a vehicle and the surroundings encourage walking for both visitors and residents alike. Discussion topics will include the diversity, density and building design of South Beach.
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Design Preservation League is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco Society in the World.
MDPL provides cultural and educational programs to Dade County residents, surrounding counties, citizens of Florida and to national and international visitors and tourists. Our programs are developed for the general public and have special appeal to those interested in art, design, architecture, history, preservation, urban and community planning and development.