Jay Walljasper reports on the recent visit by Gil Penalosa—former parks commissioner in Bogotá, Colombia and current leader of the 8-80 Cities program—to the Twin Cities. At the end of the visit, Penalosa provided 14 steps that St. Paul should take to become a world-class city, or, as Walljasper puts it, "join the ranks of Paris, Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia, as one of the world's top cities."
Among Penalosa's recommendations:
11. Make biking and walking utterly normal
9. Remember that planning for transportation and land use are the same thing
4. Keep Baby Boomers here