Author: Matt Brillhart

Matt Brillhart

Matt Brillhart is a graduate of the Urban Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Matt grew up in Woodbury and St. Paul and now lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. His hobbies include walking and biking around the city, drinking locally produced brews, and enjoying live music at the many great venues around town. Matt works for the City of Richfield and is enjoying having more free time after a few too many years spent in school.

Map Monday: 7-County Metro Population in Thirds

Daniel Kay Hertz of City Observatory recently shared this map of the Chicago metro area divided into equal thirds, each containing roughly 3 million people. Since I was curious how that would look for Minneapolis St. Paul, I set off to find some data. To create the map below, I needed Census tracts with population and geographic boundaries of cities and […]

Fresh Google Aerial Imagery: Some Twin Cities Highlights

If you’ve used Google Maps in the past month, you may have noticed that some parts of the Twin Cities are looking mighty different. Google recently updated their high resolution aerial imagery, revealing scores of new buildings and infrastructure projects under construction in Minneapolis and St. Paul. If you’re zooming in for a close-up, you’ll […]