Minnesota

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.
3 days ago   Streets.MN
Fusion lists three cities as examples of new immigrants becoming the face of community businesses in neighborhoods needing a boost.
Jan 14, 2015   Fusion
Minneapolis provides evidence of the power of robust bike infrastructure to attract additional bike riders.
Jan 14, 2015   Minneapolis Star Tribune
Transportation for America has released "The Innovative MPO"—a guidebook of sorts that provides lessons in successful regional planning.
Jan 13, 2015   Streetsblog USA
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
While many are excited about the prospect of James Corner Field Operations redesigning the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, one commenter sees some of the worst dynamics of top-down planning at work.
Jan 8, 2015   Streets MN
Charles Marohn starts off the year strong by throwing down the gauntlet on the perpetual transportation funding debate.
Jan 7, 2015   Strong Towns
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
Researchers at the Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma prepared a set of images to show the indelible impact of mid-20th century urban renewal on Midwestern cities.
Dec 18, 2014   Institute for Quality Communities
The public recently got a first look at a new design proposal from James Corner Field Operations for the $50 million improvement of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis.
Dec 17, 2014   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