Tag Archives: livability

A highway with a traffic light for left turns.

Highway 280: Put It Back the Way It Was

Highway 280 was transformed into a freeway in the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007. Now MnDOT is making it bigger and faster, even though the reason for the upgrade has long since disappeared.

Here to There Podcast Episode 4: LIVABILITY | aging in place

Hope everyone enjoyed the first three episodes of the Here to There podcast¬†last week. This week’s new episode asks the question: what do we need to not just live but to be truly alive? It’s more than just a stable 9-to-5. Quality of life is effected by our ability to safely, affordably, and conveniently access […]

In Defense of Livability on Cretin Avenue

As the public forums churn on to test visions of how the former Ford Plant property might be developed, I find little evidence of complementary planning to alleviate the impact on the communities surrounding the Ford site.¬† At a recent gathering, participants questioned and clucked about the ingenious, elegant, sustainable, and green options envisioned in […]