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VideoLine: Jay Walljasper hearts St. Anthony Park

Former editor of Utne Reader, author of The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking (New Society Publishers/Project for Public Spaces) and of the forthcoming What We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons, Jay Walljasper likes to stroll, explore, lounge at cafe tables, chill on park benches, meet friends, window-shop, and just generally enjoy the micro-environments called neighborhoods in the world's cities. He's got a trained eye for the little things that make neighborhoods great, and a sense of the history that lies behind those details. One of his favorite Twin Cities neighborhoods is St. Anthony Park, in western St. Paul. Join him as he strolls Como Avenue, pops into College Park, and celebrates the street life of this urban village.

And join him on June 17 at the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis, when he will be speaking about bicycling, on a bill with rock legend and bicycle guru David Byrne, Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak, and Steve Clark of Transit for Livable Communities.

Video by Kevin Obsatz
Music by Dan Tharp/Pump Audio
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