Join us at Open Streets Franklin this year on Sunday, July 10! This year’s event spans East Franklin Avenue from Portland Avenue to 26th Avenue. Mingle in motion with us, starting at the west end and meandering east to reconvene on the west end in Seward. From there, we’ll venture off Franklin for a little stroll down Milwaukee Avenue, a biker- and ped-friendly mall and Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
What if we rethought sound in busy cities? In Rotterdam, city officials believe that train bells and other noises are just background noise, but to many, it’s an unbearable hum. Still, some are looking for ways to extract and enhance new sounds to create new and valuable urban experiences.
Around the country more dark stores and ghost kitchens are popping up in empty retail spaces. These stores, which promise 15-minute deliveries of food and goods, don’t have a front door and can’t be patronized on foot. Along with e-commerce, they are also wreaking havoc on local businesses and impacting the soul of cities in a way that will be hard to recover.
Factories once dominated where schools now stand in the Como and North End neighborhoods of St. Paul, where cemeteries still quietly showcase the city’s history. Our author leads readers on a tour by bike.
Every day at The Overhead Wire, we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]
The Morris Park neighborhood extends as far south as any in Minneapolis, and it is among the few that includes a portion south of the Crosstown Highway (Minnesota 62). My second walk in the neighborhood started and ended in that southernmost section, which skirts around an Air Force Reserve base on the northern edge of […]
A playful, self-guided tour of Little Free Libraries organized by the Macalester-Groveland Community Council in St. Paul aims to spark curiosity, adventure and explorative learning. The 14-stop tour — complete with interactive games — ends June 4.
Michael E Smith, professor of anthropology at Arizona State University, describes how early cities thrived through energized crowding; Oslo plans for major emissions reduction; and how Seattle has radically changed within this past decade.
Pre-register to speak at Public Works & Infrastructure (PWI) Committee’s Hennepin Avenue public hearing.
One might think the Morris Park neighborhood is named for the park within it, Morris Park. One would be wrong. The park is a comparative newcomer, named for its proximity to the Morris Park School. Which in turn is named for the neighborhood. Which is named for its northeastern portion, the Morris Park Addition to Minneapolis. Neither […]