July 18, 2016, 7am PDT
In a move to address changing preferences, some Minneapolis' parks are slowly eliminating baseball diamonds and tennis courts in favor of adaptable fields and multi-purpose courts.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
June 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Seattle Transit blog compares rail investments from five cities around the country.
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
April 5, 2016, 8am PDT
Places like Columbia Heights, an older suburb north of Minneapolis, lie at the focal point of conflict over development and gentrification. Can these places support a 21st-century urbanism?
February 12, 2016, 10am PST
A proposal in Minneapolis would restrict the development of drive-throughs, in pedestrian-friendly parts of the city, as a safety measure for all non-car users of the street.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
November 21, 2015, 5am PST
The Minneapolis area yields two case studies of troubled sites, home to big box retailers, finally rejoining the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 8, 2015, 5am PDT
The Prospect North Partnership intends to build a fully integrated, resource-efficient neighborhood in a prime yet underdeveloped location.
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?
July 13, 2015, 6am PDT
Minneapolis took a large leap forward last week by approving a plan that would reduce parking requirements for transit-adjacent developments in a huge swath of the city—not just downtown.
June 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
CBRE and Maastricht University 2015 edition of an index measuring the adoption of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.