Podcast #23 – Minneapolis Ward 10 with City Council candidate Lisa Bender

A special extra podcast for you, a conversation with Lisa Bender, who is running for the Minneapolis City Council in Ward 10, which stretches from Lake Calhoun and Uptown north-east to the Minneapolis Art Institute in the Whittier neighborhood. Among other things, Lisa has been an urban planner, nonmotorized transportation advocate, and coordinator of the state’s safe routes to school program, and is one of four people running for the hotly contested seat in Ward 10, currently occupied by Councilmember Meg Tuthill.

I sat down with Lisa late last week at The Beat, a coffee shop just off Hennepin Avenue. We discussed Lisa’s positions on transportation and land use, how cities can foster fruitful discussions about the future, and her ideas about balancing development and density in this diverse and changing section of Minneapolis. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

The link to the audio is here. Subscribe to the entire shebang on iTunes.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

Pronouns: he/him

Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.