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.
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.
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.
Mary deLaittre Groundwork groundworkcitybuilding.com 612.242.6286