The Center (Website) and WFTV are filming a short video called "Love from Orlando to Manchester" in response to the recent explosion at an Ariana Grande concert that resulted in the deaths of 22 people. Filming will take place at 1:30...
The City of Orlando has just launched a prototype website, alpha.orlandofl.gov, in an effort to test and update their online services. Services that are currently available on the website include: Reporting a Problem: Let the City know when you see...
This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance and Canin Family Foundation on an upcoming webinar and workshop to empower residents to affect change in their communities through small scale development. Lessons include training on...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
Orlando residents can now begin submitting their entries for the Downtown Development Board's Best of DTO photography contest. This year's contest has five categories: Live: Dealing with Downtown's urban environment; historic preservation, housing, civic activity, arts and culture, the environment, and transportation. ...
UPDATE: Bungalower originally stated that the decision to move the statue was based on a Council vote, however, this was in fact an executive decision made by th eMayor.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made an executive decision The Orlando City...
49 Bells (Website), is a movement spurred on by a group of mothers of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, is asking churches around the world to ring their bells 49 times, at noon on June 12, the date...
The City of Orlando recently held an event called Boards and Brews in the City Hall rotunda where hopeful Board Members could meet with individuals who were already serving on a City Board. The attendance was remarkable. All Board applicants are...
Local blogger, David Porter, will address City Council 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, demanding the removal of the Confederate Statue at Lake Eola by Orlando United Day, June 12, 2017. The memorial was originally erected by a local chapter of...
PROMO: The touring production of Matilda the Musical has arrived at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and will run through May 19. The musical is based on the cult-favorite film from 1996 of the same name, which was in...
  "Hey Bungalower, did you see all the trash in Lake Eola after Earth Day? It's disgusting. What can we do about it?" - Bungalower reader The above message was sent to us via Facebook, in regards to litter that was...
Vote for your favorite flag finalist by clicking HERE. Voting ends May 22.
The City of Orlando will be hosting a summit for Central Florida's LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Beardall Senior Center . The Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit (OYES) is meant to provide...
The Mills 50 Main Street District has brought back their #Mills50Local promotional offer, for 2017. Orlando residents can purchase a collection of 36 coupons, featuring 31 Mills 50 businesses, for $25. Offers include BOGO's, free items, and discounts to businesses...
The City of Orlando has released modified designs for the top four flag submissions, in the Flag Redesign competition. The Flag Redesign Committee met last month and directed City staff to tweak the top four designs, based on public feedback. The...
The City of Orlando is accepting conceptual renderings for a bronze relief sculpture, to be installed on the front wall of the new Fire Station 2 building in the Parramore District. The chosen Pride of Parramore design should reflect the surrounding community...
Public-interest information exchange website, Planetizen, provides a series of free online video-lectures on urban planning, design, and development. One of their available courses is on Tactical Urbanism and is taught by Mike Lydon, Principal of the group, Street Plans Collaborative...
Visitors to the Downtown Information Center will be able to take home a free Orlando poster. The poster's feature winning photographs from the latest Best of DTO Photo Contest. Click HERE to see the winners. To get your poster, simply check-in to Downtown...
As Mayor Buddy Dyer hinted at in our recent episode of Bungalower and the Bus, HERE, there is a new step in the flag re-design process. The City will be working with the top four finalists to improve the selected...
Orlando's newest Main Street program, The Milk District (Facebook | Website) is looking for local artists to paint a series of electrical storage boxes in the neighborhood. The call for artists, available HERE, lists a variety of possible inspiring subjects,...
The 2017 Easter Bonnet Jubilee was held Saturday, April 15 at The Venue in Ivanhoe Village, and saw over 50 people creating over-the-top hats as part of a fundraiser for the Zebra Coalition (Website). The hats were paraded in a...
The City of Winter Park has launched a new app to better serve its residents. The Ask Winter Park app will allow users to report potholes, broken street lights, janky sidewalks, or any other infrastructure issue that should be addressed...
The Municipal Planning Board has approved new plans for the Broadstone Lakehouse project, to be located on the northern shore of Lake Ivanhoe. The proposed residential tower will replace the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home with its historic rooftop neon sign. The...
Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamil just posted the following Tweet and photo after a visit to the Children's wing at Florida Hospital. "Thanks @FloridaHospital 4 letting me visit the kids in your care & @StarlightUS 4 providing #SW backpacks filled w/goodies!" Hamil is...