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The Miracle of Two Minneapolises in Prenatal Care

While looking around for some data for another project, I ran into Minneapolis Health Department’s Reports. There’s a lot of great data there, but not all of it is necessarily in amazing condition for people to build off of. One data set, entitled Minneapolis Birth Data, caught my attention. Locked away in mostly tabular PDFs are a […]

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Whose Streets? Our Streets

Thousands of protesters responding to the Ferguson, MO, grand jury decision gathered Tuesday night in south Minneapolis.  But the local headline fodder was the story of the pedestrian protester struck and injured by a car at the intersection of Lake and Minnehaha. The car’s driver, presumably used to the traffic norms of four-lane death roads, […]

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On the Politics of the Rhetoric of Choice

We often hear from transit advocates that expanding public transportation is good because it increases the choices available to people. Framing the issue this way reveals something about the deeper commitments of the supporters, namely that it is a good in itself simply to expand available avenues for people to assert their will. The ability […]

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Encouraging Diversity (and Hot Dog Eating) on streets.mn

On the afternoon of Memorial Day a small group of streets.mn writers met in a sunny Minneapolis backyard to explore our ideas and concerns surrounding diversity and representation on streets.mn.  This holiday barbecue featured a great turnout of 10 writers, some loosely structured activities, and, of course, a veggie hot dog or two.  Hot dog […]

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“They Know they are Undesirable as Neighbors”

On December 3, 1920, the Secretary of the Minneapolis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People penned a letter to her organization’s headquarters in New York City. She was writing to request any literature available on “residential segregation. Especially court decisions.” Two weeks earlier, this small chapter of the national civil […]

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Hire a Marathon Planner

What’s the best way to see a place? Run a marathon. There is no better way to experience a city than running through it. Okay – so I used to play A LOT of SimCity. Thanks Jordan. I appreciate the support (and humor). Here’s my advice: hire a marathon planner. Look at the selected route, find where it goes and why. […]

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Racial Dot Map

The Racial Dot Map shows at the level of one dot per person the racial makeup of every census block in the US. This map was created by Dustin Cable of the Cooper Center.  Below is a zoom on Minneapolis. Cable writes: “While Minneapolis and St. Paul may appear purple and racially integrated when zoomed […]

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