Author: Katie Emory

About Katie Emory

Katie Emory is a Master's candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Minnesota. She is a strong believer in the healing powers of better transportation infrastructure and policy for our minds, bodies and planet. Outside of school and work you might find her doing yoga, painting, sipping on an IPA, or hanging out with her two rabbits, Puck and Kudos.

Morning Coffee with streets.mn this Sunday

Imagine yourself waking up on a Sunday morning, pouring yourself a cup of hot coffee and snuggling under a blanket on your favorite chair, your four-legged friend curled up sleeping by your feet. Outside your window is a collage of fall colors: maroon, gold and green hues, and you’re vaguely aware of the hum of […]

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Metro Transit Staff Letter to Metropolitan Council Leadership

Metro Transit staff have penned an open letter to Metropolitan Council leadership demanding action in response to the killing of George Floyd and the series of subsequent protests. The letter, which was signed by 198 current and former Metro Transit employees and sent on June 26, points out that both its riders and its operators […]

streets.mn Statement on Killing of George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd was a horrific event that highlights not only deeply embedded social inequalities but also the structural inequalities in our urban planning and built environment. In fact, these two are deeply intertwined. We condemn the actions of Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department, as well as fellow MPD officers Tou […]

Join the streets.mn Board for Better Places in Minnesota

Do you love reading streets.mn? Are you interested in taking a leadership role in shaping conversations about the future of urbanism in Minnesota? If the answer is yes (and if you’re reading this now, there’s a good chance it is), then streets.mn has got the opportunity for you! streets.mn is excited to announce that we […]

Join streets.mn for a Special Gift

Hello, my fellow snow-shoveling, salt-shuffling, sofa-snuggling streets.mn readers! Whether you’re new to the site or a streets.mn veteran, there has never been a better a better time to join streets.mn as a member. Why, you ask? Because if you join today through December 19 (the date of the streets.mn winter fundraiser), you will receive not […]

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The Curb is Everything

The curbside has long been overlooked and is playing a growing role in our increasingly multimodal society.  It was a main topic of conversation when I attended the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. During one of the sessions, the Parking Manager of Pasadena, CA, Jon Hamblen, […]