Minnesota

Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
Aug 18, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
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
Cities around the country have been making it easier to decorate mundane utility boxes into something more colorful and representative of the neighborhoods they serve.
Jan 19, 2015   MinnPost
It was considered a given by many analysts that global oil prices would only increase as world oil demand outstripped supply, so switching to percentage-based fuel taxes from per-gallon taxes made sense, until OPEC chose not to restrict their output.
Jan 19, 2015   The Courier-Journal
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