Chart of the Day: Renter Participation in Neighborhood Groups

Occasional streets.mn contributor John Edwards has a new blog about the demographic gap between his local neighborhood group and the surrounding residents of  the Wedge, complete with nifty infographics.

Here’s one of the charts on the site:

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I wrote a column about this over at Minnpost today. Engaging with renters is a persistent challenge for neighborhood groups all throughout the metro area, and in my opinion, it ends up making a big difference in the kinds of conversations that can happen about development, land use, and transportation.

Thoughts?

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.