Tag Archives | geography

Sectors of the Twin Cities Metro Area

Warning: This post, which is about generalizations, contains many generalizations. — As many people of many different ideological bents will eagerly inform you, we have a big, sprawly metropolitan here in the “Twin Cities.” Our 3.5 million or so residents are spread around a little over 8,000 square miles, compared to, for example, the 13 […]

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The Right Scale for Thinking Inequality

Two weeks ago, the Atlantic published a short (and facile) post called “the Miracle of Minneapolis” that (as is the way of media circles in insecure places) launched itself right onto the forefront of the Twin Cities social media scene. And, with good reason, the article re-kindled conversations about racial disparities that have been going on for […]

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Podcast #84 – All About Arts Districts with Brenda Kayzar

The podcast this week is a conversation with Brenda Kayzar, a professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota who researches urban real estate, housing, and the role of artists in urban economies. We sat down the other day to talk about the history and future of “arts districts” in the US, particularly the northeast Minneapolis […]

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