Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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dreamhost tester
David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Alex Cecchini
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Adeel Lari
Adeel Lari
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Drew Digby
Drew Digby
Dave Kenney
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David King
David King
David Levinson
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
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David Tinjum
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Ethan Fawley
Ethan Fawley
Erik Hare
Erik Hare
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
George Linkert
George Linkert
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
Jon Commers
Jon Commers
John Diers
John Diers
John Edwards
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Joshua Houdek
Joshua Houdek
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jaron McNamara
Jaron McNamara
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Kyril Negoda
Kyril Negoda
Laura Eash
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Barthelemy
Matt Barthelemy
Michelle Beaulieu
Michelle Beaulieu
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Melody Hoffmann
Melody Hoffmann
Matty Lang
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Matt Mazanec
Matt Mazanec
Molly McCartney
Molly McCartney
Max Musicant
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Philip Schwartz
Philip Schwartz
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Randall Cohn
Randall Cohn
Reuben Collins
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Renan Snowden
Renan Snowden
Spencer Agnew
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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Alex Bauman
Alex enjoys blogging on his iPhoneDroid while stuck in traffic on his 90 minute daily commute to Roseville from bucolic Staggerford.
Alex Cecchini
Alex is a mechanical engineer by background currently working in marketing and business development. He and his wife live in Prior Lake and dream of moving back in to Minneapolis as they're both big on urban design, transportation, and city living.
Amber Collett
Amber is a bicycling advocate that lives in Minneapolis and spends a lot of time in Saint Paul. She loves growing and cooking food, knitting, and going on outdoor adventures. She tweets @AmberCollett
Al Davison
Al Davison is a student at ARCC, and is a lifelong resident of Little Canada. He has had short stints in Hibbing, and Mankato in the past. He is fond of thinking of ways to revitalize inner-ring suburbs and the central cities in order to combat urban sprawl and reducing overall car usage. He is very fond of transportation planning, especially when it’s related to transit and trains. He has previously attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies and Geography. Blog: http://suburbanstudies.wordpress.com
Andrew Degerstrom
Andrew Degerstrom grew up in Rochester, MN, before arriving in Minneapolis in 2009 to attend the University of Minnesota. He now lives in East Isles and just finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Isles Residents Association, and chairs the neighborhood's Transportation Committee. In his spare time, Andrew likes to watch Minneapolis City Council meetings and memorize destination sign messages for Metro Transit bus routes, among other things. He also writes his own blog at http://degersblogg.mn. Follow him on Twitter at @degersblogg.
Adam Duininck
Adam Duininck is a member of the Metropolitan Council representing District 8, which includes the eastern portion of Minneapolis and the entire City of St. Anthony. On the Metropolitan Council, Duininck is chair of the Transportation committees, and serves on the Management and the Transportation Advisory Board. Duininck lives in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Jaime, his son, James, and their two dogs Dylan and Cash.
Aubrie Eisenhart
Aubrie Eisenhart recently graduated from University College London with a Masters in Building and Urban Design. Her interests lie in understanding a space’s history and utilizing this knowledge to create design interventions. She can be found tweeting about this and more @AubrieEisenhart.
Adam Froehlig
Adam Froehlig, aka "Froggie", is a Minneapolis native who grew up studying the state's highways and bicycling the Minneapolis parkways and beyond. A US Navy sailor, he works as a meteorologist and GIS analyst at his current duty station of Norfolk, VA. He occasionally blogs at Just Down The Bay.
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Audrey Kletscher Helbling, a native of Vesta in southwestern Minnesota, has been blogging at Minnesota Prairie Roots since 2009. She brings a passion for sharing the stories of rural Minnesota to her work, capturing the essence of small town life in her words and images. Audrey appreciates Sunday afternoon drives, garage sales and thrift stores, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gravel roads and anything that reconnects her to the land. She's lived in Faribault for more than 30 years where she continues to professionally pursue her passions for writing and for photography. An enthusiastic writer of poetry, her award-winning poems have been published in places from anthologies to billboards. Follow Audrey's blog at http://mnprairieroots.com
Amy Hernandez
Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie. Her blog is Lollipopolis, where this post originally appeared.
Allie Klynderud
Allie Klynderud is one half of the flickr moderator team at StreetsMN, mining the depths of flickr for land use and transportation related photos from around Minnesota.
Andrew Owen
Andrew Owen is a transportation researcher and graduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.
Antonio Rosell
Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is founder and Director of Community Design Group LLC, a Twin Cities-based consulting firm specializing in pedestrian and bicycle planning, placemaking and urban design, and community engagement. Although he doesn't very often write for Streets.MN, he might start doing so soon (very soon!). In the meantime, you can find him at @comdesgrp
Anton Schieffer
Anton is a cyclist and who lives in south Minneapolis. He writes about information technology, government transparency, and local issues on his blog and a Twitter account.
Abbey Seitz
Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy winters filled with snowball fights and summers spent swimming in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. It was there that she gained an interest for the urban environment. This interest brought her to study in Chicago, Honolulu, and now Minneapolis, where she has honed her studies; how we can design and repair our cities to be environmentally sustainable and livable. Specifically in Minneapolis, she is intrigued in investigating how livable communities can be created through complete streets, public transportation, clean energy, efficient waste systems, and urban agriculture.
Andy Singer
Andy Singer is co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and a professional cartoonist and illustrator. He's the author of four books including his latest, "Why We Drive," which examines environmental, land use and political issues in transportation. You can see more of his cartoons at http://www.andysinger.com/ and you can learn more about the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition at http://www.saintpaulbicyclecoalition.org/
Betsey Buckheit
Betsey Buckheit lives in Northfield, MN most of the time, but is spending 2013-2014 in Cambridge, UK and Jyväskylä, Finland. Although educated as a philosopher and attorney (who will argue about anything!), she has learned city planning, transportation design, and cycling policy on the Northfield Planning Commission and City Council and now works to improve all these with the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and Strong Towns boards, as well as her own blog at http://www.betseybuckheit.com. Betsey finds that drinking coffee in local establishments, walking dogs and bicycling are the best ways to get to know whatever community one happens to be living in.
Brendan Jordan
Brendan Jordan is Program Director at the Great Plains Institute, a non-profit focused on energy and climate policy. Brendan is interested in innovative transportation, fuel, and urban design strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He loves living in south Minneapolis.
Bill Lindeke
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He's a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Minnesota, working on his dissertation about bicycling, cities, and affect. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Brendon Slotterback
Brendon is a professional planner and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. When not at home in southwest Minneapolis, he may be catching trout or riding a bicycle. You can find his blog at netdensity.net and you can follow him on twitter. His views are his alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.
Cameron Conway
Cameron is a transit and land use activist, an aspiring graduate student as well as vice president of CARAG. He wants to build dynamic urbanism in your parking lots.
Colin Harris
Colin works at Community Design Group and is Vice President of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University, and plays old-time stringband music.
Chris Iverson
Chris Iverson is a current undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies. He has been involved with research regarding Nice Ride Minnesota and has helped overhaul the Minneapolis on-street parking meter system. You can read his University area blog, The Urban Gopher.
Chris Keimig
Chris Keimig is a writer and teacher living in Minneapolis. He's the founder of the blog Empty Lots, a documentary photo project that examines Twin Cities transit and urban planning issues through the lens of the city's excess parking infrastructure. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where he also studied transit planning in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig
Charles Marohn
Charles L. Marohn, Jr. PE AICP is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Strong Towns supports a model of growth that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient.
Carissa Schively Slotterback
Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD, AICP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision making in environmental, transportation, and land use planning. Follow her on twitter @cschively.
Chris Wells
Chris Wells is associate professor of environmental history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focus on the ways that technology—and especially technological systems—have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people’s relationships with the natural world. He is the author of Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), which focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956.
Dave Kenney
Freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. Co-author of "Minnesota in the '70s," published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. The one to blame for the MN70s blog on Tumblr (MN70s.tumblr.com). Tweets at @MN70s
David Levinson
David Levinson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He also blogs at The Transportationist and can be found [@trnsprttnst]. Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport and numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
David Tinjum
David Tinjum has been writing about, and photographing the Central Riverfront of Minneapolis and it's surrounding neighborhoods since co-founding Mill City Times 4 years ago. He a software entrepreneur, Chair & Co-Founder of the Mill District Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Minneapolis Central Riverfront Regional Park CAC.
Doug Trumm
Doug lives in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, blogs for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and freelances as a dogwalker or political researcher, depending on the season. He enjoys living blocks from the U o f M transitway bike facility and looks forward to being a mile from Green Line access in a few months. He loves to cook, see live music, and travel.
Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts is an Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches economic, demographic, and urban history. He counts it as a successful week if he has run more miles than he has driven. Connect on twitter @evanrobertsnz
Heidi Schallberg
Heidi Schallberg is a transportation planner who lived in Minnesota for the first 10 months of her life, but that early exposure was not enough to inoculate her against suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from her first Minnesotan winter as an adult. She moved here from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and will correct you if you say she is from Kansas. She is a community board member for St. Paul Smart Trips and tweets @laflaneuse.
John Edwards
John Edwards is a licensed pedestrian, champion bus rider, and Nice Ride enthusiast living in south Minneapolis. Send him your tweets @johneapolis. He blogs here occasionally.
Janne Flisrand
Janne Flisrand spends her time thinking about how people interact with the space around them. Why do they (or don't they) walk or bike or shop somewhere? How do spaces feel? Why do people sit here and not there? Why bus instead of bike, bike instead of drive? What sorts of spaces build community, and what sorts kills it? Can spaces build civic trust and engagement?
Justin Foell
Justin is an aspiring urbanist stuck in suburbia. He enjoys cycling, beer, yo-yos, computers, and other geekery. Closet railfan.
Julie Kosbab
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, , or read her blog at Ride Boldly!
Joe Loveland
Joe Loveland operates Loveland Communications (lovelandcommunications.com), a sole proprietorship that provides marketing, public relations, and public affairs counsel and services. He previously held communications-related positions with U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, the Minnesota Citizens League, Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Weber Shandwick public relations. He blogs at wrywingpolitics.com, and also has blogged at thesamerowdycrowd.com.
Jeremy Mendelson
Jeremy is a traveling geographer, transit planner, street designer, bike user and sustainable transportation advocate, originally from New York City and Boston. He has designed bus and rail networks for a wide range of transit agencies; toured dozens of cities and towns; and written extensively about transportation planning, social and environmental justice and equity. | Jeremy hosts the Critical Transit podcast focusing on sustainable transportation policy and practice. You can find him on the bus or driving a bicycle, inline skates, a pedicab or a truck filled with bikes. Or just follow him on Twitter @CriticalTransit.
Jake Mohan
Jake Mohan is a writer, musician, and educator who lives in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter.
Joe Polacek
My interest in architecture began at an early age while growing up in a pre-WWII neighborhood just one block from the beginning of post-war expansion. Major differences between the two neighborhoods became clear to me as I spent time in both. While studying architecture through an economic recession, it occurred to me that our country is reexamining standards established during the Great Depression. Many of these standards related back to the contrast between the pre-war and post-war neighborhoods. I believe that we are entering a time where reurbanization will take place and the city of Minneapolis is the perfect model for this movement. There is a high standard-of-living among residents and there is room to grow, which makes it ideal for post-recessional growth. I find three aspects to be most crucial in the proper development of Minneapolis: density, diversity and durability. Many areas of dense construction are already established and lively within the city, while many others remain empty and underutilized. This diverse cityscape boasts lakes and parks that compliment the urban grid and make it a healthy place to live. This great city has great potential. By preserving and constructing durable structures in Minneapolis we allow it to have a sustainable and powerful future. @jplck
Jessica Schoner
Jessica Schoner is a masters candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Joe Scott
Joe Scott is a curmudgeon with a blog that addresses the fact that Minneapolis is ugly and getting uglier. http://www.mplstopography.blogspot.com/
Joseph Totten
Joe is a student in Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the U of M. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with Transit for Livable Communities and the City of Minneapolis-Public Works in his quest to improve the livability and mobility for the people in MSP.
Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper writes, speaks and consults about ideas to improve our communities and our lives. He is author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Editor of www.OnTheCommons.org. His website: www.JayWalljasper.com
Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is an urban planner focused on transportation and land use issues living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff blogs at The Overhead Wire and tweets @theoverheadwire. He also shares news links daily from around the country on issues related to cities at The Direct Transfer
Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.
Kirsten Delegard
Kirsten Delegard is the director of the Historyapolis Project in the history department at Augsburg College. For more information about this effort to make the city's history more accessible for a broad audience, check out our website at www.historyapolis.com. Or "like" the Historyapolis Project on Facebook.
Katherine Jaeger
Katherine Dittrich Jaeger is a modern suburban housewife whose children eagerly morphed into city dwelling men. She drives her MINI Cooper up and down the balance beam between her offspring and her rural-loving husband, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kevin Krizek
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design and Transport at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and is currently at the University of Bologna (Italy) on a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship. Kevin blogs at Vehicle for a Small Planet and can be found @KevinJKrizek . Prior to moving to Colorado, he lived in Minneapolis and St. Paul and was an Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Kasia McMahon
Kasia McMahon is an advocate of the natural recreation areas of Minneapolis and surrounding metro. You can read her blog at saveminneapolisparks.com.
Laura Eash
Laura Eash works for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Minnesota GreenCorps where her host site was City of Saint Paul Public Works, Transportation Planning Division. She has her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and her BA in Geography from Macalester College. Laura loves Minnesota - Saint Paul especially - and has studied abroad in Argentina, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.
Matt Brillhart
Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks is a computer geek at heart, but has always had interests in transportation and urban planning. A longtime contributor to Wikipedia, he started a blog about trains and other transportation after realizing it had been two decades since he'd first heard about a potential high-speed rail line from Chicago to Minneapolis. Read more at http://hizeph400.blogspot.com/
Matty Lang
Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker, husband, and father living in Saint Paul. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook
Matthias Leyrer
Matthias Leyrer is a disgruntled 20 something with a desire to see the way we plan our cities change. He works as a graphic designer and lives in Mankato, MN with his wife. He tries to keep up with his site keycity.co, but don't expect it to be frequent. Follow him @mjleyrer
Max Musicant
Max is the owner and Principal of The Musicant Group (www.musicantgroup.com) - a placemaking advisory firm dedicated to "Creating Great Places for People". The firm combines urban planning, design, and business management strategies to create on-going systems that improve public spaces for visitors, tenants, residents, and owners. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Yale School of Management
Matt Perry
Matt Perry lives and runs a home-based business in the East Harriet Farmstead neighborhood in Minneapolis. He is the volunteer NEHBA business association President, the chair of the City of Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Capitol Long Range Improvement Committee. He is a former East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association Board Chair and Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner and has been on a variety of citizen advisory committees for the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter @voice4u – he loves to live-tweet community meetings!
Matt Reicher
Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.
Michael Roden
Michael Roden is an Architect with a passion for urban place-making. He lives in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis with his fiance and dog. Michael blogs at www.walkbikebus.com. You can follow him on twitter @walkbikebusblog.
Matt Steele
Matt Steele is a technology consultant, home fixer upper, local drummer, and former council candidate in Minneapolis. His passion is urbanism, and on fostering resiliency in local transportation and land use decisions. He's at @matthewsteele and grid.mn.
Nathan Bronk
Nathan Bronk is a Duluth transplant who originally hails from Stillwater, MN. He graduated with a B.A. in English from UMD and enjoys the great outdoors in northeast Minnesota.
Nick Magrino
Nick Magrino lived all over the country before arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he majored in Urban Studies. He's one of the folks behind UrbanMSP. He currently lives in Loring Park, doesn't own a car, and constantly talks about getting a cat.
Nathaniel M Hood
Nathaniel Hood is a a founding member of Streets.MN and lives in St. Paul. He tweets at @Nathaniel1983 and can be found online at Thoughts on the Urban Environment, Strong Towns and the Star Tribune.
Nick Sortland
Nick Sortland is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Architecture program. He became Interested in urban design and planning while living through Downtown Fargo's urban revival. Nick grew up in the Twin Cities, now lives in Brooklyn and works in Midtown Manhattan. He enjoys discussing the urban realm and is interested in how societal ideals influence the built environment. Follow him on instagram at: nicksorts
Paul Merrill
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul is a lifelong Twin Cities resident and history buff who likes to share different odds and ends of the Minneapolis area at ... http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/
Prescott Morrill
I am an aspiring urban designer recently graduated with master's degrees in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. An avid cyclist, my goal is to work in the realms of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented transportation, public open space, and community development. To this end, I'm currently working on The Starling Project along Central Corridor LRT construction (starlingproject.com), and The Bike Pasture, a sustainable bike parking solution at the U of M's College of Design.
Nokohaha
When he's not digging up old postcards,maps and matchbooks, Nokohaha takes pictures of buildings, swamps and skyways . If you want to want to see for yourself what it looks like when nostalgia and normal part ways as friends, you can find more faded photos and mushy memories posted with some frequency at nokohaha.com
Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Rebecca Airmet
Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is a freelance editor and writer and a bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.
Reuben Collins
Reuben is a transportation engineer and planner with the City of St. Paul. He has masters degrees in both Civil Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. He authors the cycling blog VeloTraffic.com and tweets at @reubencollins. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys renovating his 1939 tudor home and riding bicycles.
Robin Garwood
Robin Garwood is Policy Aide to Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon. He serves on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and FairVote MN.
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison is known for pioneering innovations in both methods and technologies for the design & construction of sustainable cities. Harrison’s career spans more than 45 years in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Development, and over 36 years in Computer Software Development. Awards include the coveted Professional Builder’s Professional Achievement of the Year Award, and more recently Building Products Magazine’s 2010 MVP award and as a finalist for the TekNe Award, and semi-finalists for the 2012 Cleantech Open, for his innovations in sustainable land development technologies. His book Prefurbia: Reinventing Land Development: From Disdainable to Sustainable, has received many favorable reviews. Prefurbia has been supported by AIA, APA, USGBC and many Green Building groups, as well as being fundable through HUD Sustainability Grants. Based in Minneapolis, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed over 800 neighborhoods in 46 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. His patented LandMentor System, is the first integrated land development solution that blends precision spatial (surface) technology with effortless virtual reality. It is the first software that includes an education in the methods developed by the design firm.
Spencer Agnew
Spencer is an urban planning and real estate professional. He is a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys biking to work, playing soccer, and dreaming of the day when Rapid Bus service replaces the Route 21 local on Lake Street.
Wolfie Browender
Wolfie Browender has lived in Saint Paul with his wife, Sue, since 1986. He is proud to live in Minnesota's Capitol City, specifically in Highland Park. Wolfie is a native of the Milwaukee, WI area. The father of two adult daughters, Wolfie bikes for fun and exercise. You can follow his travels throughout Saint Paul on his blog Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street at http://saintpaulbybike.wordpress.com.
Samuel Geer
Samuel Geer is a landscape designer and planner that blogs about urbanism, ecology, and technology. See more blog posts atwww.reGENLandDesign.com and follow him on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Hankey
Steve is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include urban air quality, measuring non-motorized traffic, and healthy neighborhood design.
Sam Newberg
Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is www.joe-urban.com.
Sean Hayford Oleary
Sean Hayford Oleary is a web developer by day. He's originally from Northfield, where he first learned to love streets on the Nonmotorized Transportation Task Force. He helped write the Northfield Complete Streets Policy, which was recognized in 2012 as one of America's best Complete Streets policies. Since 2012, he has lived in Richfield, where he chairs Richfield Bike Advocates, serves as bike-ped liaison to the Transportation Commission, and chairs the Human Rights Commission.
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