Interesting information

Dear 2020 Partners Members,

There has been a lot of interesting information in the news lately related to city building that could apply to our area.

1. The metro area on Thursday received a $5 million federal grant to plan for development along five transit corridors.

http://www.startribune.com/local/104987654.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

2.Joe Urban has written an interesting piece comparing Portland, Oregon and the North Loop Neighborhood – quoting David Frank – and explains why Portland wins the smack down.

http://joe-urban.com/archive/portland-is-just-a-street-in-minneapolis-the-pearl-district-vs-north-loop-smackdown/

3. The MOMA is sponsoring an exhibition that looks at 11 small scale/ budget projects from around the world which have tremendous positive social implications. The designers understand the place they are building in and the people they are building for – and the arch/urban design proposals, ranging from transit infrastructure to schools, are woven into the city fabric and have great impact on people’s lives.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/arts/design/15change.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=architecture%20&st=cse

Enjoy,

Mary

Mary deLaittre Groundwork groundworkcitybuilding.com 612.242.6286

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