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Richfield Patch: Lyndale Gardens Developer Teams Up With Farmers Market For Community Event

Activity is already happening at the former Lyndale Garden Center site at 64th and Lyndale! The new owner and developer of the site, The Cornerstone Group, will be hosting a community event for Richfield area residents on Aug. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Partnering with the City of Richfield Farmers Market, the event will include farmers market vendors, a [...]


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A sense of place: spaces designed for people

Imagine a perfect day in your city or hometown.  What does it look like?  Where would you go?  How would you get there?  What would you do?  Who might you see along the way? Place making, an evolving multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, and management of public spaces, seeks to transform average spaces into high-quality [...]


The Blossoms of Hope bus shelter in North Minneapolis.  Image provided by Minnesota Public Radio.

What do artists and developers have in common?

How can we get real estate developers, city officials, planners, architects, and artists to all come together in the same room? This is an idea Colleen Carey has been pondering for years. Carey organizes a networking / think-tank group called GeoEcoLab to bring together various stakeholders in the development industry to work towards community redevelopment [...]


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From Motown to Growtown, to Frogtown

Another example of urban pioneers making a difference in the transformation of a decapitating American city.


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The New Places You’ll Go

Orton Family Foundation blog contributor, Anna Jones shares some nice thoughts about walkability and placemaking.


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Managing waste in an affordable community

How collaboration is fueling a massive cleanup effort in affordable communities around the world.


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Top Five Projects

A list of the EPA’s five winning projects around the country.


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“Rooftop to Tabletop: Urban Farming Spreads Roots”

NRDC’s Onearth magazine discusses rooftop farming and “The Year of Urban Agriculture.”


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Question: Why are we so relaxed?

The Twin Cities is ranked No. 1 most relaxing city in America. We ask why?


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Apple gets into TOD-Like!

Check out Lincoln Park’s newly-renovated subway station. It kind of makes us think about our TOD thought process in a bit of a different way. The high prices for land and property, along with the ubiquitous uncertainty about the direction of our cities; repositioning dilapidated, underutilized properties in great neighborhoods to serve transit seems like [...]