July 16, 2010, 12pm PDT
The American Institute of Architects discovers that architects are finding work redesigning stations, and that a new focus on transit is driving development.
June 11, 2010, 12pm PDT
Minneapolis follows Denver in launching it's public bicycle sharing program today. The bicycles will provide a fast, convenient and carbon neutral means of getting around and are based on the highly successful Parisian scheme.
June 11, 2010, 5am PDT
PRAIRIEFORM argues that the central problem of modernist architecture is the way the buildings erase the sense of place inherent in the location where they are built.
June 7, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new 21-page report evaluates the efforts of ID, NH, MA, MN, OR, and VT to raise state fuel taxes from 2006-2009. Why did only two succeed? This analysis looks only at how the debates were played out in print media in each of the states.
University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
May 28, 2010, 11am PDT
Don't call them granny flats or inlaw units! These are separate units that can only be built on lots of 4,000 sq. ft. minimum. Only 50 have been built or permitted since the trial began in 2006. The goal is to bring affordabllity to SFH neighborhoods
April 26, 2010, 11am PDT
In Red Wing, Minnesota, the city is seeking to turn 200-acres of marshes and forests into a permanent conservation easement. A citizen group has complained that locking down the land forever is a bad idea.
Red Wing Republican Eagle
April 16, 2010, 10am PDT
A comparison of Brainerd, Minnesota's downtown parking and that of the planned town of Celebration, Florida shows what a big difference a parking plan can make.
April 8, 2010, 8am PDT
The city of Portland is in a state of shock after being de-throned as America's most bike-friendly city.
March 4, 2010, 1pm PST
Foot traffic is up 3.5%, and even sales are up a little at Minnesota's megamall. Retail Traffic Magazine gleans some lessons from the Mall's success.
February 23, 2010, 5am PST
With heavily polluted waters and eroding shorelines, the Great Lakes are undergoing a rapid deterioration in health. The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a 5-year plan to restore the lakes.
December 31, 2009, 1pm PST
The state of Minnesota has released its final plans for a high-speed rail route connecting the Twin Cities to Chicago.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
December 14, 2009, 12pm PST
In Willmar, Minnesota, city officials were not pleased when a mandated environmental review concluded that the 68-year old airport building they wanted to demolish was historically significant.
November 17, 2009, 8am PST
$320 million dollars and 13 years after construction began, the Northstar commuter rail began running today between Big Lake and Minneapolis.
October 28, 2009, 9am PDT
Forbes Magazine jumps into the fray once again with their list of "America's Safest Cities." Violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural disasters are all a part of the data considered.
August 29, 2009, 9am PDT
A new HVAC system for a building in Minnesota that was expected to meet high environmental standards was going to come in at almost three times its originally estimated costs. So city officials are delaying.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
July 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
At the Midwest High Speed Rail Summit today in Chicago, an agreement was struck between eight states to work cooperatively to achieve Recovery Act funding to develop the Chicago Hub High Speed Rail Corridor - also called the Midwest corridor.
Environmental News Service
June 19, 2009, 6am PDT
Conrad DeFebre of Minnesota 2020 went to an exhibit about transportation at the Minnesota History Center titled "Going Places: The Mystique of Mobility" and found an overt bias against transit.
June 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
June 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
For low-income people in the Mankato, Minnesota area, there might be no hope for assistance from government vouchers.
May 16, 2009, 7am PDT
Fuled by casino cash, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is buying up sections of Scott County, Minnesota at a rate that has local planners spinning.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune