General, Share-topia 2018

Some urbanism basics

Sometimes when I’m out for a run I get interesting thoughts flowing through my head, and before I’m done with my journey, I have an entire presentation and blog entry written in my head. Today was one of those days. We went for a run around the river road in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, from […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

There goes the neighborhood

I’ve been listening to a lot of urban planning and community development podcasts lately, and another new one I’ve found that I really like is a series out of WNYC called There Goes the Neighborhood. It’s another public radio show that is well produced, with good talent and insight into the issues facing changing neighborhoods. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Suburban density

The city that I live in recently sent out some surveys for residents to fill out about issues and concerns that people have with the city. Many of the questions dealt with streets and getting around walking and by bike. I was really pleased to see that there is some attention being paid to this […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Equity and Interstates

Today at work I attended a Brown Bag lunch session where one of my colleagues was the guest speaker. His topic was on how policies in government have affected the development of interstates to the detriment of poor and minority populations in the Twin Cities. Urban development is something I’ve always had an interest in, […]

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