Podcast #63 – Imagining 29th Street with Michael Roden

mpls 29th streetThe podcast this week is a conversation with Michael Roden, a practicing architect who lives in Minneapolis and blogs at WalkBikeBusBlog, about design proposals for 29th Street in South Minneapolis. Michael lives in a new apartment building right next to the Midtown Greenway and 29th Street, and he took me on a tour of the 29th street area before we retired to his small patio to talk about the possibilities of the 29th Street design project. The city has a small pot of money to do some pedestrian improvements for a stretch of this oft-overlooked street, and Michael and I covered some ground about potential for making a pedestrian space. We talked about what it looks like today, what it might look like in the future, and what the city’s process might look like for deciding what to do with this odd alleyway street.

The audio is here!

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.