Twin Cities

Is MSP really "Greater"? A brief look at the Human Ecology of Minnesota's Twin Cities reveals tremendous upside along with numerous challenges
Jan 14, 2016   Thriving Cities Blog
A case study of suburban poverty and the programs needed to help residents through tough times.
Dec 10, 2015   StarTribune
"Suburbia," opening today at the new Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, allows a portrait of suburban living that goes well beyond the mundane. By redefining the history suburbia, the exhibit also tracks the contemporary evolution of suburbs.
Oct 17, 2015   Minneapolis Star Tribune
A recent report finds that more people are living in poverty in suburban areas than in the more urban areas of the Twin Cities region.
Jul 25, 2015   MPR News
CBRE and Maastricht University 2015 edition of an index measuring the adoption of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.
Jun 30, 2015   Minneapolis Star Tribune
The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Apr 22, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council
Small-scale development on single lots is an alternative to the centralized mid-rise norm. But this kind of classic infilling may not be as easy as build-it-and-they-will-come.
Mar 26, 2015   Streets.MN
Minneapolis combines prosperity with plentiful affordable housing, an increasing rarity. Geographical factors play a role, but longstanding "fiscal equalization" policies may make the difference.
Feb 23, 2015   The Atlantic
One of the most heavily-contested transit projects in the United States, the Southwest light rail line in the metropolitan Twin Cities area, is encountering increased levels of political opposition.
Jan 12, 2015   MPR News
The tax would be a wholesale tax paid by fuel suppliers as has become more common in the last two years, not a retail tax at the gas pump. The Democratic governor's main problem may be his timing—the house flipped to Republican control.
Jan 2, 2015   Pioneer Press
An editorial in the MinnPost supports the regional planning of the Metropolitan Council in the Twin Cities metro area, which has been beset by a string of controversial decisions.
Nov 19, 2014   MinnPost