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"There are only a couple of things you can see from outer space. One is the Great Wall of China, and the other is the Dade-Broward county line."

-- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Come 2060, a larger share of Southeast Florida residents will live in walkable districts linked to railroads, trolleys, bike rentals and other transport options besides cars.

More diverse, urban housing will let more folks of different ages and incomes live together. And more coastal areas will be protected against sea level rise through such investments as back-flow preventers.

Furthermore, the economy will depend less on serving new arrivals and tourists, with more high-tech jobs and schools better preparing residents for the jobs available in the region.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.