Minnesota

February 1, 2016, 7am PST
A transit rider and writer has a simple and succinct request for transit planners in Minneapolis: straighten out your transit routes.
Streets.MN
January 14, 2016, 8am PST
Is MSP really "Greater"? A brief look at the Human Ecology of Minnesota's Twin Cities reveals tremendous upside along with numerous challenges
Thriving Cities Blog
December 30, 2015, 10am PST
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
MinnPost
December 21, 2015, 9am PST
Determining whether to widen a street solely based on rush hour traffic ignores how the street is used and who uses it the rest of the day.
Streets.MN
December 10, 2015, 2pm PST
From his home in Brainerd, Minnesota (population 13,500), this fiscally conservative engineer leads a growing movement. His slow-and-steady approach to urban development has real bipartisan appeal.
MinnPost
December 10, 2015, 12pm PST
A case study of suburban poverty and the programs needed to help residents through tough times.
StarTribune
November 21, 2015, 5am PST
The Minneapolis area yields two case studies of troubled sites, home to big box retailers, finally rejoining the community.
MinnPost
October 31, 2015, 1pm PDT
Swatting down untruths and misinformation by bike lane opponents in St. Paul doesn't require a PhD, but it helps.
Beyond Chron
October 30, 2015, 9am PDT
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
The Urbanophile
October 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A MinnPost article explains the importance of a properly tuned turning radius while getting to the bottom of a controversial decision to remove pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
MinnPost
October 17, 2015, 5am PDT
"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.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 13, 2015, 9am PDT
Recognizing that providing transit passes to students costs about the same as operating a system of buses in-house, some schools are giving students access to public transit.
MinnPost
September 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
A proud suburban resident defends her neighborhood from the criticisms of city-dwellers. It's not walkable, it's not perfect, but it's home.
Star Tribune
September 17, 2015, 6am PDT
Innocent until proven guilty—unless you're a pedestrian in the court of opinion.
Streets MN
September 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The second homes that once laid dormant much of the year, waiting for the next summer or winter vacation getaway, are now a desirable location for baby boomers to retire.
Grand Forks Herald
August 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 17, 2015, 12pm PDT
A common and sometimes controversial funding mechanism is growing in popularity in suburban Minnesota, even as its use in the urban core decreases.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 8, 2015, 5am PDT
The Prospect North Partnership intends to build a fully integrated, resource-efficient neighborhood in a prime yet underdeveloped location.
MinnPost
July 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
MPR News
July 14, 2015, 8am PDT
As parking reform takes to multi-family housing, the detached single family home has largely escaped discussion. Should it? Seattle (of course) is taking the lead. Also, is all of Minneapolis ready to eliminate parking minimums along transit lines?
Streetsblog Network