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Minneapolis

October 16, 2020, 6am PDT
A plan is only as good as its implementation, and so the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs the right zoning code to achieve its lofty goals.
Streets MN
October 14, 2020, 8am PDT
The first 20 mile per hour speed limit signs have been installed this week in the Twin Cities.
Pioneer Press
September 16, 2020, 11am PDT
State climatologists are highly confident that heat waves are likely to trend upwards in future summers in Minnesota. To address extreme heat, researchers are identifying the factors that exacerbate extreme heat.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
September 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Looking for change in the housing supply? "Don't stop at the zoning code and think you're done. There's so much work left to do."
Strong Towns
September 2, 2020, 7am PDT
As one of the first city's to comprehensively allow for residential density, Minneapolis was probably hoping for more than what it's achieved so far.
City Pages
August 12, 2020, 6am PDT
Minneapolis developers are agitating against the requirements of mixed-use zoning, saying that it's impossible to find a good tenant for ground floor retail these days.
Star Tribune
August 2, 2020, 11am PDT
A pair of articles from the Twin Cities, revealing the racist motivations of exclusionary zoning.
Rewire
July 3, 2020, 6am PDT
While not conclusive, evidence suggests that relatively few transmissions of the coronavirus occurred during the widespread protests that followed the death of George Floyd due to the outdoor settings, being in motion and wearing of masks.
The Washington Post
June 11, 2020, 7am PDT
The debate about police reform in Minneapolis is only one arena for the city's reckoning with systemic racism.
Next City
June 1, 2020, 9am PDT
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
May 21, 2020, 9am PDT
A few months ago, it seemed that a large group of renters in Minneapolis would be forced from their homes as the economic effects of the pandemic hit. Now these residents will own their forms in a city-supported cooperative.
Minnesota Reformer
May 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The need for access to parks and open space has never been as obvious, or as pressing.
The Trust for Public Land
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate
April 6, 2020, 10am PDT
Denver now has more than 13 miles of streets closed to car traffic. Only Minneapolis has more.
Denverite
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
CNU Public Square
March 11, 2020, 7am PDT
As a first step in furthering goals set in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Minneapolis recently released the draft of a new ten-year transportation plan.
StarTribune
March 10, 2020, 7am PDT
The Upper Harbor Terminal project is set to transform an area north of downtown, but residents are concerned about the long-term impacts and outcomes.
Minnesota Public Radio
March 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.
Star Tribune
January 31, 2020, 7am PST
Unleashed Hounds and Hops is calling itself the state of Minnesota's first dog bar.
StarTribune
December 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has attracted so much attention for its changes to single-family zoning, the inclusionary zoning recommended by the plan has flown under the radar.
StarTribune