The Minneapolis 2040 plan is back in the news, but not for fun reasons. Last week, a Hennepin County district court judge ordered the City of Minneapolis to stop implementing that groundbreaking comprehensive plan until the city could demonstrate that it complied with state environmental legislation. The plan, which was adopted over three years ago, […]
Electric vehicles are a positive step away from the pollution of gas-guzzling SUVs and other cars. But do we shortcut the hard work of habit change by promoting them as multimodal?
Twin Cities homes have become steadily less affordable since the 1990s. Recently, however, something has started to shift.
In these perilous times, dreaming of the future comes less easily. That is precisely what I found myself doing, however, after hearing the news earlier this year that the planning process for the future development of the three-acre St. Anthony Falls Lock property would start fresh from the beginning — this time, with Indigenous peoples […]
As a new dad, our author is reading lots of baby and toddler books, over and over again. But few promote an urbanist lifestyle that doesn’t rely on large motor vehicles.
USI has rolled out their 2022 coverage map. This map has a striking resemblance to some other maps I’ve seen around here. Hmm. Someone who has a username “tcarter612” on reddit posted a thread about this rollout, purporting to represent the company. Someone commented, Our thread opener responded. Another response from elsewhere in the thread. […]
The changes proposed to Hennepin Ave are similar to changes made to Washington Ave years ago. Read about lessons we could learn from the recent past.
In a Dec 5, 2021 story, the Star Tribune poorly represented data from the Minneapolis Fed about property ownership in the twin cities area. This article shows how the data for that article were not handled in a reliable way.
The 2021 general election is over. All across the country it was a deeply divisive and angry campaign and the results reflected that dismal process. In Minneapolis, it was no different. It was a bad time to be earnest about the future. The cynics won in a rout. Among the losses were four councilmembers, Cam […]