“Value per acre” maps show that, in most cities, downtowns and older neighborhoods are very economically productive.
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.
A small rink, kept up by neighborhood dads, is keeping St. Paulites connected.
The agency is rapidly approaching a key decision point as a committee meets this week.
If you talk to people off the record, nobody likes the Nicollet streetcar proposal, at least not as it’s currently drafted.
One difficulty with modernist preservation is that so much of the architecture is deeply anti-urban.
For most people who work at home, COVID-19 has all but obliterated social serendipity, probably the thing I love most about living in the city.
The county has spent $7.2 million of CARES money on emergency shelter, on top of existing county dollars. In addition, the state earmarked almost $3 million for shelter.
Over the years, many studies have found that pursuits were rarely a good idea, given the long list of possibly disastrous consequences.
Bike planning takes a long time, but St. Paul is starting to see some major dividends from processes started decades ago.
City planners are engaged in an intense and drawn out debate over how to remake Minneapolis’ zoning code to match the goals set out in the 2040 plan.
A recent Amtrak map shared with the Rail Passengers Association showed one possible vision, including a line from Minneapolis to Duluth alongside better service to points east.
The end of City Pages and the impending closure of Southwest Journal cap a concerning trend. A few enterprising online efforts, including in Eden Prairie and West St. Paul, step up online.
The worst-case scenario is that undercounting ensures that the state’s political landscape — already balanced against renters, immigrants, and younger Americans — remains uneven for 10 more years.
The Spot, Palmer’s Bar and the Black Hart are hanging on. But with winter approaching and nothing but crickets from Congress, the coming season might be the worst for local pubs since Prohibition.
For the first step, as most of society transformed their operations with COVID precautions, librarians took a cue from restaurants.
Car sharing and electric vehicles are both big ideas that could transform transportation in the Twin Cities. So why not combine them? That’s the plan for an ambitious pilot program.
The task of organizing tenants poses all sorts of social barriers. But physical barriers can be important too.
“Public art has really moved away from that,” says Colleen Sheehy, executive director of Public Art Saint Paul.
Those who want to see less police enforcement offer varied solutions, including design and education approaches; regulations on devices that distract drivers; and automatic cameras for red-light running.
Thanks to both unique efforts, over the last week in Minneapolis, hundreds of people with nowhere to go have remained safe in hotel rooms for days.