Thrive MSP 2040 listening sessions begin tomorrow

As I’ve mentioned before, now is the time to get involved in regional planning.  On Thursday, the Metropolitan Council will begin a series of “listening sessions” to collect ideas from the general public about what should go in to the document-formerly-know-as the Regional Development Framework.  What is the RDF (now Thrive MSP 2040)?  I’ll quote from a previous post.

The RDF provides the basis for pretty much everything the Metropolitan Council does around four “systems”: transportation, aviation, water resources (including wastewater collection and treatment) and regional parks and open space.  The RDF sets a framework for specific “policy plans“, and it also sets the stage for updating the region’s 190 comprehensive plansthat control things like local land use, transportation, park land and zoning.

You can also participate by using the Metropolitan Council’s Your Ideas site to submit and vote on ideas.  And of course there’s a hashtag.  If you need some idea about what you should talk about, you can start with David’s ideas, or some of mine. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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