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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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Photo by Mark Blacknell

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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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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