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Minneapolis Community Connections Conference

Through a strong program of influential speakers, robust conversations, interactive exhibits, and best-practices, this year’s conference reflects a central purpose to strengthen and diversify neighborhood and community organizations and to better connect residents to City resources. The conference program will include break-out sessions of 60-75 minutes, and the program will draw upon the City’s Core Principles of Community Engagement and IAP2 principles.

Program Structure
Inform and Consult – 9:15 am-10:15am
Overview and understanding of topics followed by discussion or exploration for action

Involve – 10:30 am-11:45 am
Interactive session to further dive into topic areas

Empower – 1:45 pm-3:00 pm –
Active working sessions dedicated to tangible actions and take away

Learning Labs
Learning Labs are dedicated to exploring issues and ideas, sharing techniques, and developing solutions. This is accomplished through an experiential learning format that:
– Provides models, skills and tools for advancing equity which participants can apply in their daily lives, work, and institutional and community contexts
– Defines and creates innovative means for measuring organizational, institutional and community transformation in engaging under-represented communities and strengthening neighborhood organizations
– Helps participants identify and utilize best practices for engagement with under-represented communities, City departments, and neighborhood and community organizations.

Register online for free


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Bryn Mawr, Day 3: Areas 3–5

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. Having used days one and two to visit the portions of Bryn Mawr that are south of Interstate 394, […]

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Sunday Summary – March 5, 2017

Have you looked at our events calendar?  streets.mn lists events related to our mission of expanding the conversation on transportation and land use (if you are hosting an event fitting this description or know about one, please send details to our events editor – events@streets.mn) as well as streets.mn sponsored events.  Today, March 5, for […]

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Four Quick Things about the Latest Riverview Report

The long-running transit saga that is Saint Paul‘s “Riverview Corridor” is finally coming to an actual decision point. To my mind, it’s the most promising high-investment transit corridor on the books right now in the Twin Cities. (“High-investment” = not an aBRT line; that’s a long story for another post!) Unlike the two planned Minneapolis […]

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Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all: Black Business on West Broadway

What is it like to run a black-owned business on West Broadway? Who owns the land and buildings in which those businesses are housed? How could one access resources for starting a business?

Join Juxtaposition Arts’ Tactical Urbanism apprentices for a special community presentation of their youth participatory action research (YPAR) project, Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all: Black Business and Economic Development on West Broadway. Q&A/Discussion time will follow the presentation.

Food will be provided.


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Sunday Summary – February 26, 2017

The streets.mn board held its regular meeting yesterday, February 25, 2017. On the agenda: electing new board members (we’ll announce their names very soon), discussing how to change our policy and practice at streets.mn to make the comment section a place where you all help carry out our mission to expand the conversation on transportation […]

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The History of the Midtown Greenway

The Midtown Greenway trail in Minneapolis has been named the best urban bike trail in the nation, used by thousands of cyclists every day. It helped spark the biking revolution in the Twin Cities, and led to hundreds of millions of dollars of economic development along its route. Join the founder of the Midtown Greenway Coalition and original visionary for the Greenway, George Puzak, to learn the history of the Greenway and how a small group of citizens helped build the trail that is nationally and internationally famous. George will be joined for the presentation by Soren Jensen, executive director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition.

Admission is free. The Vault will be open from noon to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

We are located in the education annex of Saint Mark’s Cathedral on Loring Park and across from the Walker Art Center. Look for the CMM curbside sign and blue “Welcome” awning. Bike and car parking is available in the lot, as well as on the street.


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Sunday Summary – February 19, 2019

In Minnesota, we have Spring-like weather with highs in the 50s and 60s making it more pleasant to take a walk around our streets (although climate change worries lurk when muddy dog season starts in February). Thank you to those who responded to the board’s call for volunteers to serve on the streets.mn board; the […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Smart City Transformation

Last October, Transportation for America (T4A) and Sidewalk Labs unveiled a collaborative project where 16 cities would work together to confront urban mobility and advance the idea of smart cities. Some of the cities involved, such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver, have long been recognized as leaders in smart city initiatives. Minneapolis-St. Paul also […]

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