A round of applause and some Miami pride is in order.

UBM's Future CitiesThe launch of Future Cities 100, a list of the top city innovators and changemakers worldwide, features two local civic heroes: Carol Coletta and Manny Diaz.

Carol Coletta, Vice President for Community and National Initiatives for the Knight Foundation, came to Miami from CEOs for Cities in Chicago, where she was accustomed to the freedom of car-free living. Since her arrival in Miami, she has been a vocal supporter of civic engagement initiatives around transit, including our friends at TrAC. If you have never heard her speak, she is truly inspiring and extraordinarily candid. She is doing great things. A TransitMiami Shout Out to the Knight Foundation in thanks.

Former City of Miami Mayor and President of the US Conference of Mayors, Manny Diaz, is championed for leading Miami’s ongoing transformation from a sprawled suburbia to a sustainable, functioning city where people want to live. His Miami 21 plan is cited as being “well on its way to setting a standard for other cities.”

Watch the UBM video on Manny Diaz here:

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