The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
May 20, 2015 Trust for Public Land
The St. Paul City Council approved a bike plan on March 18, 2014 that will more than double the amount of bike pathways and connections in the city. The plan will advance the goals established by the city's 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
Mar 19, 2015 MinnPost
A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota identifies the consequences of Twin Cities affordable housing policy: deepening racial and economic segregation.
Mar 7, 2015 MinnPost
A columnist in St. Paul makes an argument in favor of zoning variances as a driver of incremental growth and economic development.
Jan 28, 2015 Star Tribune
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
Jan 23, 2015 MinnPost
St. Paul is in the community engagement stage of a bike planning process expected to culminate early next year. Among the bike plan's proposals, none have sparked as much controversy as a downtown loop that would remove street parking.
Dec 13, 2014 Minneapolis Post
Dave Beal provides thorough coverage of the demographic and geographic challenges facing transportation for the aging in the Twin Cities region, where the need for such services is increasing as the population ages.
Aug 12, 2014 MinnPost
After a failed attempt at similarly broad land use regulations failed in 2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again undertaking an outreach process to create land use regulations along 72 miles of the Mississippi River.
Jul 5, 2014 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Gil Penalosa was in the Twin Cities recently as part of the annual Placemaking Residency, convened by the Saint Paul Riverfront Corp. At the end of his stay, he prescribed 14 action points for Saint Paul.
May 19, 2014 St. Paul Pioneer Press
Data suggesting a dramatic shift toward the urban core are accruing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Suburbs have responded by creating walkable downtowns, but are struggling with declining school enrollment and other consequences.
Jan 8, 2014 Star Tribune