Green-Roofed Minneapolis Central Library is a... →
A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast →
Climate scientists have told city planners that based on current trends, Chicago will feel more like Baton Rouge than a Northern metropolis before the end of this century.
Stuff about Minneapolis: Let's Change Some Names →
stuffaboutminneapolis: Recently, a local man petitioned the Minneapolis Park Board to get the name of Lake Calhoun changed because John C. Calhoun, whom the lake is named after, was an outspoken advocate of slavery and according to this gentleman was “I think this is one of the worst people ever born in this country.”
New Interior Design Trends Are Revealing →
timmythechimp: Urban redevelopment plan for suburbs of Portland. Taken from The Next American Metropolis by Peter Calthorpe.
Hollywood hates labor, and hates shows about labor worse than any other thing....– Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change in the TV Industry — New York Magazine (via classicwater)
Minneapolis Bicycle Facility Manual; Chapter 9 -... →
I have been thinking a lot about bike lanes and during some of my research I came across some ‘best practices’ types of documents.Especially interesting to me are left turns and Two Stage Turn Queue Boxes. I know they have these in Portland and NYC, but having them in Minneapolis may be more difficult due to snow cover in the winter. Many of the markings that were pained last summer...
See What Develops: By keeping the budget strict,... →
And here is the article.
: Leading Thinkers in Urban Planning & Technology →
eastlakeview: By Chris Steins In the last five years, there has been tremendous innovation at the intersection of urban planning and technology. The opening of government data has been a major catalyst, as well as the crowdsourcing, mapping and social networking opportunities afforded by the expanding…
Minneapolis Bike Survey 2011 →
MPLS Bike Survey 2011 The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works and Transit Livable Communities are collaborating with the University of Minnesota in a research study. The survey is being performed by researchers of the Humphrey School Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program. This survey is about how bicyclists use the bike lanes and pavement markings on 1st Avenue in...
Redevelopment Plan for Block E Unveiled →
Oh Block E, I could have an entirely separate blog about that disaster…but the Star Tribune archives will do. If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands a really fun thing to do might be to read these articles backwards, from failure to optimism.
Urban + Relations: The Rush to Build Walkable... →
eastlakeview: Downtowns and urban neighborhoods are seeing new grocery store development, with a revolution in store design, location in mixed-use projects, parking solutions, and role within neighborhoods. In addition, in 2011 there will be tremendous churn in the grocery market, with much of it…
47% of Detroit Residents are Functionally... →
This is really interesting and you can download the study at the bottom. Read the comments as well, you’ll find gems such as: “harood What is so surprising? We are reaping the results of 50 years of liberal “education.” This includes no discipline allowed in schools, teachers subjected to frivilous lawsuits, teachers’ unions blocking the firing of ineffectived (and often near...
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.– Martin Luther King, Jr.