The Cornerstone Group

The Cornerstone Group


Finance & Commerce: Grants drive development along Twin Cities transit arteries

By Nancy Crotti Met Council awards $15.4M to 17 projects The dream of a walkable, arts-centered cultural district with a mix of housing, retail and commercial uses in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park is one step closer to fruition. The Metropolitan Council  on Wednesday awarded the city of Minneapolis a grant of $2.7 million to jump-start the […]

The New Places You’ll Go

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

Top Five Projects

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

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 […]

How Public Transportation is Healthful

Although it isn’t the most convenient, nor most comfortable, PSFK writes a piece of the health benefits of public transportation.

Affordability Index

New Urban News discusses the new Housing and Transportation Affordability Index and we this it is essential for use in all of our cities.

Urban Velo #19

One of our favorite bike blogs’ magazine preview.

Jeffrey Barg on Trains and Tom Waits

We are all following the 2010 Transportation Bill and are mostly eager to get our kicks off of ‘Route 66’ and on the super high tech, super high speed rail of the (hopefully) near future. “But if the classic American narrative is all about trains, why are we so far behind in building high-speed rail? […]