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A Robbinsdale Book Signing With Pete Richie

  Meet the Author!Where: Barnes and Noble at Calhoun Village Shopping CenterWhen: July 19, 2014 from 5-7 p.m.   The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s library is Robbinsdale by local author Pete Richie. The pictorial history book, set to release July 7, 2014, uses black and white photographs to showcase Robbinsdale’s compelling history. You can pre-order on bn.com or get […]

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CNU 22 and Why You Should Attend Next Year

Attending CNU22 in Buffalo was for me a combination of therapy and inspiration. Therapy to simply be around like-minded urbanists for a few days, comparing notes and recovering from the real world. It was also inspiration, both hearing colleagues speak about successful cities around the world and transforming Buffalo itself, even if it was just temporary. […]

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Grand Old Day 2014

  The 41st Grand Old Day is tomorrow, Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event runs from eight in the morning until six in the evening on a 2.3 mile stretch of Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue, with Wheeler Avenue at the west end and Dale Street at the east end. Grand Old Day is the Grand […]

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West 29th Street as a Pedestrian Destination

  The city of Minneapolis has set aside $350,000 towards studying the possibility of reconstructing Uptown’s West 29th street as a pedestrian-only boulevard. Uptown is a tough combination of pedestrian-scale storefronts and speedy auto thoroughfares, so a pedestrian connection that’s being compared to High Line Park could be the necessary cream filling for a truly stellar […]

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Super Bowl Bid Bust: Why Are We Destroying The Yard With The Pole Building?

You may have seen the artist renderings.  The drawings lay out a vision for The Yard, the planned four-acre urban park adjacent to the mammoth new Vikings Stadium.  In the winter versions, the park is shown populated by happy, hearty Minnesota families  skating, admiring ice sculptures, making snow angels and generally laughing in the face […]

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Discussion of the Commons by Jay Walljasper. May 22, 2014, 6 pm at the Rondo Library, St. Paul, MN

Event: Discussion of the Commons by Jay Walljasper. May 22, 2014, 6 pm at the Rondo Library, St. Paul, MN, Hosted by Common Ground USA. Details below Winter is over (finally), and it’s time for Common Ground USA’s free Annual Public Event. This year’s event will feature a discussion of the Commons with Jay Walljasper […]

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Event: T2P2 Watch Met Council Chair Susan Haigh Explain Trains and Automobiles

The Theater of Public Policy hosts Susan Haigh, Metropolitan Council chair, who will  “Explain Trains and Automobiles”. Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm Bryant Lake Bowl (map) 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408 Think coming up with your own five-year plan is a challenge? Try coming up with a 20-year plan for the entire […]

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Preach it, Ciclovia

I may not be a city planner but I have been an event planner ever since coordinating my junior prom. It’s great fun predicting and observing how crowds behave, especially in outdoor and public space. One of my favorite events to admire is the Ciclovia, a weekly event in Bogota, Colombia during which 70 miles […]

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Minneapolis Bike Week: Family fun minus the mini-van.

You know those bikes that have been sitting sad and lonely in your garage all winter? Gather the kiddlings and get out and ride them. It’s Minneapolis Bike Week (in case you need a reason)! Each day this week there’s a theme. Today MPS celebrates Bike to School Day with free tuneups and bicycle light giveaways at various schools throughout the day. Then, Friday […]

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Gil Penalosa

“Complete Communities” in the University District: a Forum with Gil Penalosa Wednesday, May 7 8:00 a.m. at Weisman Art Museum

Event: “Complete Communities” in the University District: a Forum with Gil Penalosa Wednesday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. at Weisman Art Museum. Hosted by University District Alliance. (I am on the discussion panel) From creating open streets in Bogota, Colombia to “Doable Neighborhoods” in four Ontario cities, Gil Penalosa is an implementer and activist for […]

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