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Summit - University
This neighborhood embraces both the vanished Rondo district--the onetime center of black life in Saint Paul, eliminated when Interstate 94 came through--and the overwhelming Summit Avenue historic district, probably the largest aggregation of Victorian and Edwardian mansions in the country, of which the biggest and brownest is the former home of James J. Hill, the railroad baron who virtually ruled Saint Paul in the late nineteenth century. Selby Avenue between Lexington and the Cathedral is an urban laboratory: once ghetto-tough, it now supports both African-American and white-run businesses, barbecue places and brunch spots, the Urban League and Garrison Keillor's Common Good bookstore.
Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
According to a recent panel discussion, we need to own our cold climate and our ingenuity in order to attract new talent, continue fueling the innovation at the heart of our economy, and create a new and authentic national identity. Shall we call ourselves the North?
TC Solar Entrepreneurship Powers Economic Development
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Minnesota's rapid spread and development of solar energy generation is sparking Twin Cities entrepreneurship.
Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Twin Cities is a leader in bicycle use and a major innovator in bicycle design and technology. The seven inventions profiled here have, or will have, an impact on the local and global cycling industry. And the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down.
Q+A: Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT's Transit Advantages Coordinator
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We recently sat down with Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT’s Transit Advantages Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro District to discuss alternative transportation in the Twin Cities, what local entities can do to promote transit use, and how easy it really is to be car-free.
Beyond the Rails: Mapping the Development, Cultural and Community Impact of the New Green Line
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
More than providing a convenient, environmentally friendly transit option, the $957 million Green Line light-rail project down the Central Corridor is proving a catalyst for rejuvenating the once vibrant, 11-mile spine connecting the Twin Cities.
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The Trust for Public Land
(TPL) recently released “Greening the Green Line,” a comprehensive report on the state of green space, and plans to improve it, along the Central Corridor.
“Greening the Green Line”
outlines a vision ...
St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
CREATE: The artful meal and "food system intervention"
Cycles for Change bikes into underserved neighborhoods
University Avenue corridor to be called 'Little Africa'
Irrigate Arts trains 200 artists to do public art along Central Corridor
Summit Hill community members trying to establish a $5,000-plus community garden in the neighborhood
Minnesota Housing Partnership gets $750,000 to help lead new federal 'place-based' initiative
The Lyric at Carleton Place awarded for sustainable design
$4.3 million tunnel to provide pedestrian connection between University Avenue and capitol
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Innovation + Job News
FocusStart, a startup that gets medical devices to market
Bringing a new medical device to market is a costly, time-consuming process. Innovations that seem like a slam dunk in the research lab often turn out not to work as intended during development. Clinical trials require minute, painstaking attention ...
Corridors 2 Careers strengthens workforce development
One Day on Earth gathers Twin Cities stories
Latuff Brothers Body Shop: Any color you want so long as itís green
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MSP top metro for innovatively solving urban issues
Minneapolis-St. Paul was recently named one of the top 10 innovative cities in the U.S. by
"From technology and infrastructure, to job creation and sustainability," the article stated, the cities included are "leading the ...
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