Greg Aamot explores case studies from Minnesota of a conundrum that troubles many rural communities: how to house daytime workforces near their jobs, with the benefits in sales and property tax revenue that results.
Apr 4, 2015 MinnPost
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
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
Mar 25, 2015 Places Journal
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 proposed development in in the North Loop section of Minneapolis would be the first of its kind. According to the architect behind the design, the "T3" project, as its known, could be a harbinger of buildings to come.
Mar 3, 2015 MinnPost
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
Scott Schafer pens a column inspired by watching a visually impaired woman navigate a busy corner of Minneapolis. The question raised by the column: How can we improve level of service for the blind?
Feb 11, 2015 Streets.MN
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