Author Archive | Julie Kosbab

Minnesota Sunset, Winter

Support streets.mn: Give to the Max Day & More!

Winter is coming. So is Give to the Max Day, which will take place Thursday, November 15, 2018. We realize that Give to the Max Day is really noisy on social media, so we thought we’d lay out our case early here: streets.mn is a 501(c)3 non-profit, fully registered with state and federal tax authorities. Your […]

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Chart of the Day: Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Citywide Activities

Via the City of Minneapolis, here is a chart of greenhouse gas emissions from citywide activities. Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 3.1% in 2016 compared to the 2015. Increases in emissions from natural gas consumption, solid waste, and wastewater were offset by decreases in emissions from electricity consumption and on-road transportation. The City adopted goals in […]

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Everyone’s 2040 Plan Sucks

There have been a lot of posts about the Minneapolis 2040 Comp Plan, including many, many public hearings in which YIMBYs and NIMBYs stand up and fight for more housing, or less housing, or neighborhood character. Every city in the Met Council is supposed to have a 2040 plan. Meanwhile, we are all frogs in […]

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Trick or Treat! streets.mn Turns 7!

Zero score and seven years ago, the @streetsmn Twitter account was created, an anniversary we think is cooler than the Halloween blizzard: Today is the 7th anniversary of @StreetsMN on Twitter. We think @natehoodstp or @trnsprtst are to blame. pic.twitter.com/OkYszohQJn — streets.mn 🛴🚴🚌🚃🛶 (@StreetsMN) October 31, 2018 And the first posts on streets.mn were published […]

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Top Twin Cities Urbanist Halloween Costumes for 2018!

Halloween is still the best urbanist holiday. Last year, we offered up five exciting Halloween costume ideas for Twin Cities urbanists who were ready to party. Perhaps yours won the costume contest or the admiration of your friends and neighbors? Perhaps you have made new friends this year and can reuse last year’s options. But […]

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Map Monday: Teardowns in Minneapolis, 2013

Via Lisa Bender on Twitter comes this map from a 2013 CPED report to the city about permitted demolitions and residential unit development in 2013: Yellow represent demolition and rebuild. Orange represent new buildings on vacant lots. Red X indicates a demolition without subsequent permit to develop. MSPaint circle is via Ms. Bender.

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Bonus Friday Map: Minnesota Fall Foliage

Trees are pretty great, so we thought we’d share a bonus map this week. Via the Minnesota DNR, here is the current status of fall color in the state of Minnesota:   , There is a lot of orange going on in that map, which represents nice leaves to look at! Consider this your streets.mn […]

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Walk to School Day 2018: Our Streets Are Broken

October 10 is Walk to School Day 2018. Per the official web site: International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of […]

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Map Monday: US Brewery Openings by Month

Via Twitter, and the Chief Economist of the Brewer’s Association, comes this map of US brewery openings grouped by month, starting in 1900 to the present day. Animated map of U.S. brewery openings grouped by month. The explosion in the last few years is incredible. pic.twitter.com/SaPFuNXICl — Bart Watson (@BrewersStats) August 31, 2018 Cheers!

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Chart of the Day: Student Loan Debt in America, By Congressional District

Via Freedom to Prosper, an organization in favor of educational finance reform, today’s chart shows the student loan burden in America by Congressional district. The interactive version allows you to drill down by state and district, and give details on the number of student loan holders, voter turnout in the last two federal election cycles […]

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