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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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3 Days Left to Comment on the Draft Saint Paul Bikeways Plan

For those of you who live or work in Saint Paul, there are three days left to submit comments on the Draft Saint Paul Bikeways Plan. After Wednesday, April 30, no more comments will be recorded and city staff will begin the process of creating the final plan. If you haven’t read or looked at […]

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Friday Photo – Preserving what?

Local architect Robert Roscoe recently published a book called Milwaukee Avenue: Community Renewal in Minneapolis. It details the Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s plan to condemn and acquire the area for urban renewal, and Roscoe’s role in ultimately defeating the plan and rehabbing the street. He kindly lent me his photo archives for this post. Milwaukee […]

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Enjoy the Ride: Adam Turman’s Solo Show

EVENT: “Enjoy the Ride: A Year’s Worth of Cycling Art,” Saturday, April 19, at Chowgirls Parlor, 7 to 11 p.m. This year, we added a new dimension to 30 Days of Biking, a Minneapolis-born challenge to ride your bike in April. For every 30 pledges to ride, we are donating 1 bike to Free Bikes […]

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The “Transportationist” on T2P2

A reminder, and notice that tickets are cheaper in advance, so those of you who “plan” and those of you who are “economical” should be able to take advantage. Also there are future events that might be of interest. The Theater of Public Policy at the Bryant Lake Bowl starts Monday   The “Transportationist” on […]

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Landscape with Automobile

The Walker Art Center’s latest exhibit, Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process, is a refreshing way to explore some of the perennial questions in urban design philosophy. The exhibit includes many of Edward Hopper’s (1882-1967)  most famous paintings and drawings  (like preliminary sketches for Nighthawks, below). “The exhibition also features groundbreaking archival research into the buildings, spaces, and urban […]

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Northeast Ride: Cycling + Art = Community

With Spring in full bloom, I’m getting more and more excited about this summer’s group cycling rides. Metro Mag just released their “Best of” guide to communal bike rides happening in the Twin Cities over the next few months. What excites me most is the idea that many of these rides will serve as fun, […]

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