Podcast #65 – Public Space in the Twin Cities with Nathan Clough

rncstp14The podcast this week is a conversation with Nathan Clough, a professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about the history and theory of protest and public space in stadiums. Clough did his PhD research studying the protests and police backlash at the 2008 Republic National Convention in Saint Paul, and is something of an expert on how rules for free speech and public rights have evolved through history.

I sat down with Nathan in his beautiful back yard this week to talk about the state of public space in Minneapolis, particularly about the debate over “the yard” the public private park being designed and built next to the new Vikings stadium. I hope you enjoy the conversation.

The link to 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.