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October 19, 2018, 11am PDT
While the Twin Cities area continues to rank highly among U.S. metro areas for impressive employment and homeownership rates and low poverty rate, it also has the nation’s largest disparities.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 7, 2018, 11am PDT
A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
April 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Neighborhood is a term loosely used when talking about any certain area of a community. In this episode, we explore the value of collaboration between neighborhood groups and cities in local planning processes and best practices.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
February 10, 2018, 9am PST
Communities are having more conversations about equity, engaging with the topic in a variety of ways, from human resources management to parks planning. However, there are other planning areas that have not clearly addressed equity.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
January 12, 2018, 2pm PST
The Metropolitan Planning Council offers guidance on how regional planning efforts around the Twin Cities should address the connections between land use and transit.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
December 22, 2017, 2pm PST
Julia Wolfe, planning specialist for the Ramsey County Public Health, lays out some suggestions to plan for aging population.
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December 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Zoning ordinances are one of the most powerful ways local governments regulate development, and they should work to implement the policies in a Comprehensive Plan Update.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
December 8, 2017, 1pm PST
The latest episode of the 2017 PlanIt Training Program on Comprehensive Plan Updates by the Metropolitan Council, a regional planning agency in the Twin Cities area.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 7, 2017, 5am PDT
Parking needs to be balanced with new development that supports active modes of transportation, integrates a complete streets approach, and values a high-quality public realm. Comprehensive plans can help achieve this balance.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
More and more communities are including historic preservation in plan efforts. But what is Historic Preservation and what does planning for it mean? In this episode, John Smoley explains.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council