October 25, 2019, 8am PDT
Move over Minneapolis. An Indiana college town joins the avant-garde of planning innovation by nearing the finish line with a new Unified Development Ordinance that would allow duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods.
July 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Fixed route bus ridership in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has gone up for 13 consecutive months.
January 14, 2019, 12pm PST
Developments around the mall are now subject to tax breaks as part of a new program meant to aid disadvantaged communities.
June 20, 2018, 8am PDT
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
April 18, 2018, 7am PDT
Commuters in the Twin Cities region are hoping for relief at the notoriously congested and unsafe interchange between Interstate 494 and I-35W.
December 18, 2017, 7am PST
Regional interests around the Twin Cities are considering a proposal that would connect St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the city of Bloomington by streetcar.
November 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Some residents are holding out as warehouse developers scope out their property. Others have already accepted offers well above market value.
January 18, 2017, 1pm PST
Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.
July 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Craft beer aficionados take note. Bloomington, Illinois now allows businesses selling artisanal products to manufacture their goods on-site. The ruling blurs a distinction between industrial and commercial zoning.
February 7, 2016, 11am PST
Instead of letting trash collection companies compete to serve customers, several Minnesota cities are negotiating contracts on behalf of their citizens. The measure, which reduces garbage truck traffic, has prompted backlash.
January 23, 2015, 12pm PST
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
July 11, 2012, 7am PDT
Steve Whitman, AICP, and Sharon Ferguson discuss what planners need to know about Permaculture, a holistic, integrated system analysis and design tool that very few planners are using.
February 13, 2012, 2pm PST
Kiplinger has released its list of the ten best cities for singles and the results may surprise you.