Top 7 Urban Planning Podcasts (Other than

You may not have noticed, but podcasting (online prerecorded radio) is in the middle of a golden age. There are literally thousands of them right now, pumping out regular shows on every topic you can imagine, from old-timey styled radio shows, to in-depth analysis on everything that has, is, or can happen on this planet, […]

Goldie Gopher: We want you to ride the train (Rebecca Barney)

A Post About Posters

[…] font). While Twin City Rapid Transit had some posters as well, they did not reach the same level of artistry. (If anyone has a link to an online trove of such local posters, link in the comments).
As an in-class exercise for my Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment class, I asked students to create posters […]

Map Monday: All US Trunk Highways ADT

Here’s an ambitious online mapping project that combines OpenStreetMap with something called the “latest Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) national highway dataset provided by the Federal Highway Administration.” Basically, it’s all the US highways in the country, shaded by AADT (average daily traffic). Kind of cool to see, and you get a real sense […]


Femme/Trans/Women/Non-Binary Meet-Up: Wednesday, April 8

Our mission here at highlights the value of inclusive conversations. In order to encourage and amplify underrepresented voices, is hosting an online F/T/W/NB (femme, trans, women, non-binary) meet-up next week.
If you identify as femme/trans/woman/non-binary, you’re welcome to join us for a casual meet-up of the ftw/nb community! You should especially consider joining […]

Start Seeing CCTVs

I watch a lot of detective television programs, and lately I’ve been noting more cameras watching me as I watch TV. For example, I will watch Law and Order in a pinch, but thanks to online streaming I have become enamored of British shows and have developed a fondness for Danish, Swedish and French police procedurals. I […]

Virtual Happy Hour Friday! 5-8pm

[…] the last Virtual Happy Hour so much we’re doing it again, folks. Fellow Board Member and Zoom-meister Glen Johnson has agreed to moderate again. Hang out online with other folks, and share stories about how the recent virus-related changes to your life are affecting you.
We’re even going ot have a “presentation” in […]

Advocating for Good Urbanism at City Hall: 2320 Colfax

[…] time recently thinking about how to advocate at City Hall for good urbanism. We spend a lot of time writing good posts on Streets.MN and debating in online chatrooms, but does that really move the needle at City Hall? Meanwhile, those of a preservationist mindset are always emailing City Council members and showing up […]

30 Days of Biking (video)

Registration is now open for 30 Days of Biking! 30 Days of Biking, whose fifth year begins April 1, has one rule: Bike somewhere every day for 30 days—around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you—then share your adventures online. We advocate daily bicycling because we believe it enriches lives and preserves the […]

A Look Inside Saint Paul’s 8-80 Vitality Fund

Ever since Mayor Chris Coleman introduced his 2015 budget in August, I’ve been anxious to learn more about the details of the Mayor’s proposal for a new $42.5 million “8-80 Vitality Fund”. Last week a list of projects were posted online in preparation for the City Council’s October 8th budget review session. I shared the list […]

Analyzing NIMBY Usage Trends

[…] language. For example, we endeavor to resist common planning and engineering tendencies toward the Acronym-ification  of Jargon (AoJ), and we likewise take great pains to please our online stakeholders by avoiding implementation of marginal buzzwords in the name of linguistic vitality.
But that said, there’s one acronym in particular that keeps popping up in debates […]