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Cityscape focuses on urban life in our metro area. Topics range from urban design and architecture to transportation, highways, traffic, transit, walking and biking. Cityscape also examines important urban issues — such as real estate development, education, crime, poverty and family life — as well as the arts, sports and entertainment in our community. Marlys Harris, Judy Keen, Steven Dornfeld and Steve Berg have contributed to this department.

The Twin Cities discover tactical urbanism — and create improvisational change

In vacant lots, temporary parks keep popping up like wildflowers. In a few years they'll be memories.