Podcast #42 – Minneapolis Ward 11 with City Council Candidate Matt Steele

(Matt is the one on the left.)

The podcast this week is a conversation with Matt Steele, who recently filed to be a City Council candidate for Ward 11. Ward 11, currently represented by incumbent John Quincy, is the area in the southern part of the city, surrounding Lake Nokomis. Matt Steele is a long-time urbanist and technology consultant in the financial services industry, and is running a campaign centered on resiliency and local transportation and land use decisions. He’s also a frequent commenter and even appeared on our recent Streets.mn taproom podcast, so it was particularly pleasing to interview him.

We sat down right next to the canoe at Nokomis Beach Coffee on the corner of 28th Avenue and 50th Street and talked about his campaign, what kinds of simple changes we can make to Ward 11 to improve transportation and public space.

The link to the audio is here. Get down with everything using the audio feed.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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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.