May 19, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
July 2, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, homeowners are losing the battle to keep affordable housing our of their neighborhoods. This Pioneer Press article includes a video that nicely shows both sides of the issue.</p>
December 8, 2006, 5am PST
<p>A new urban design center in St. Paul, Minnesota, allows residents to try their hand at city planning in hopes of educating the public about managing growth and development.</p>
November 27, 2006, 7am PST
<p>By taxing land more than buildings, cities can encourage valuable sites to be used productively, rather than banked by investors hoping for even higher prices.</p>
October 21, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>A $1.5 billion dollar mixed use development proposed along the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been voted down by the city's planning commission after it refused to approve a zoning variance for 30 story condos.</p>
November 27, 2005, 9am PST
The suburban form is taking over the world, and universities are expanding suburban studies to examine suburbia.
July 11, 2004, 7am PDT
In a bizarre legal fight in Minnesota, the oil giant wants to stop eminent domain for a public housing project by claiming its own land is too polluted for residents.
June 9, 2004, 2pm PDT
Storage condos are seen as a new way to "atttack suburban clutter".
January 26, 2004, 2pm PST
Several school districts invest in a new approach to raising funds.
July 29, 2003, 6am PDT
Transportation appropriations bill wipes out the $600 million a year in federal funding that goes toward such transportation enhancements as walkways, bike paths, and similar improvements in fiscal year 2004.
June 14, 2003, 11am PDT
After years of unruly activity and damage by college student neighbors, the City considers a policy that would restrict student rentals in residential areas.
June 11, 2003, 6am PDT
Around the world, many of the world's cities are being reclaimed by pedestrians.
January 4, 2003, 1pm PST
Lake Elmo and the regional Metropolitan Council battle over whether the Council can force growth into unwilling local cities.
August 8, 2002, 1pm PDT
Since the Mall of America opened a decade ago it has reshaped and set the standard for combining retail and entertainment.
May 30, 2002, 8am PDT
An architecture critic comments on the psudo placemaking that commonly occurs with Disneyesque New Urbanist plans.
April 20, 2002, 11am PDT
As rents in revitalized downtown areas increases, adult businesses are being forced out to the suburbs.
February 11, 2002, 5am PST
Protesting a new development in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN the "Pinkville Three" have started an urban fuchsia forst.