Seeking a Greener Future for Downtown Minneapolis

With a downtown largely devoid of trees, Minneapolis is considering a new plan that would add more green life and greenspace to the city's center.

"A series of meetings last week appeared to lay groundwork for softening downtown's hard edges with more tree-lined streets, pocket parks and perhaps a central park, all aimed at bringing downtown under the green canopy that covers much of the rest of the city.

'There's a tremendous momentum in this city to make downtown a more beautiful, more complete place,' said David A. Wilson, managing director of Accenture's Minneapolis office."

But many in the city are looking at the effort not only as a way to beautify the city, but also to make it more livable and attractive to new residents and businesses.

Full Story: The greening of downtown: Left out of the Minneapolis park system, downtown aims to catch up

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00