St. Paul has interesting downtown fountains. The small plazas of downtown Minneapolis seem empty by comparison; most of the city’s fountains can be found in the parks.
These “Flamingo Friday” events have the potential to spread and fill in some of the gaps in the fragmented urban fabric.
The Lowry Grove community is a 15-acre manufactured home community in the southern tip of St. Anthony, just across busy Stinson Parkway from the northeast Minneapolis border.
The motto mystery leads to a fascinating look at St. Paul’s early projections of its image.
Some do it right: Nobody’s racks are more impressive than the ones at Surly, the giant “destination brewery” that opened up over a year ago right along a well-used bike path.
Paper City is a monthlong collective construction session meant to break down divisions between theory and practice, architecture and play.
Particularly in their cultivation of younger people from within urban communities, St. Paul’s and Minneapolis’ approaches offer some examples of the creativity that will be required.
After years of community work, a “test greenway” has been installed along a half-mile of Irving Avenue North. The official greenway kickoff is this Sunday, an all-day event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.
By the numbers, the University of Minnesota remains the epicenter of the Twin Cities’ bike scene. It’s also the place where crappy bicycles are constantly abandoned.
As with the Open Streets concept, it takes a lot of persistence to get new ideas accepted and carried out.
Visual artist Kit Leffler will be embarking on an artistic treasure hunt to trace some of the Twin Cities’ oldest European history.
This year people from Minneapolis’ intentional communities are pushing changes to the city’s housing ordinance.
If the Twin Cities’ public art experts are right, the new artwork for the U.S. Bank Stadium is a missed opportunity.
There’s something honest and encouraging about the harmony between the people of the West 7th Street neighborhood and St. Paul’s snake-laden riverine ecosystem.
The problem exceeds the traditional economic solutions, for things like income, education and credit scores.
The first two items on the to-do list are new skate parks in Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park and in Northeast Athletic Field Park, on opposite ends of the city.
With a light-rail line running every 10 minutes along University Avenue, some think state government should do more to encourage transit use by visitors and employees.
Cyclists and pedestrian advocates favor what engineers call a “road diet,” also known as a 4-to-3 conversion. Downtown businesses want to keep four lanes.
Last month, on a request and a whim, I authored a caucus resolution aimed at deregulating speed limits. Here’s what happened next.
These days, development in Minneapolis and St. Paul is typically limited to either (ever-growing) single-family homes or large apartment buildings.