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Market-Rate Housing Has a Phase-In

Market-rate housing has benefits, but they aren’t distributed evenly. That creates both an economic and political problems for new development.

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National Links: Old Buildings and Governance

Every day at The Overhead Wire, we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]

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2022 Bikeable Community Workshops

Help communities in Minnesota become more bike friendly through Bikeable Community Workshops. Learn ways to advocate for biking in your community in 2022.

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Classic Articles

Newflash: St. Paul isn’t Minneapolis (and that’s a good thing)

If you were to read the City of St. Paul’s legislative wish list, you’d see a list of big projects such as: $14 million to improve the Children’s Museum $7 million for parking and transportation improvements at Como Park $32 million loan forgiveness tied to the Xcel Energy Center (in an effort to not pay […]

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Addressing a neighborhood gap

Freeway development in the Twin Cities, while considered necessary for economic growth and to address traffic congestion, was not particularly kind to the neighborhoods it went through.  Where it didn’t destroy neighborhoods entirely, it seriously impacted them.  Once construction was complete, the neighborhoods had to contend with the noise and pollution from vehicles using the freeway.  The […]

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Five Saint Paul Problems that Streetcars Might Solve

The Saint Paul streetcar plan came out a few weeks ago. The city is holding open houses on the streetcar proposal beginning this week. (Yesterday!) You can read all about streetcars here on the site… Saint Paul has a strong tradition of being skeptical about trends, and the streetcar plan is no exception. For example, […]

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