Craig Robins: Meet Miami's Mr Gentrification - the man behind controversial $2bn art and fashion development

 

If Craig Robins carries himself with something of a swagger, it is perhaps understandable.

In recent weeks, the developer credited with cleaning up Miami’s once no-go area of South Beach, has been showcasing his latest project, the city’s so-called Design District, an enterprise that brings together high-end fashion stores, restaurants, art galleries and architecture.

“My ambition was to make a place that, if you’re coming to Miami, this is something you really want to see,” he said. “The principles of urban design are central to the place, but the idea is to bring urban regeneration and design and architecture and art to make an impact.”

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