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Calhoun - Isles
Cedar - Riverside/West Bank
Greater East Side
Macalester - Groveland
Payne - Phalen
Saint Anthony Park
Summit - University
Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
Thomas - Dale/Frogtown
Arts and Culture
Reuse / Rebuild
Strong Local Economy
Transit Oriented Development
Call it a prairie-bred sense of community, Scandinavian-style egalitarianism, or simple fairness, but people in the Twin Cities tend to believe that income should not be destiny--that everybody deserves equal access to the good things in life, including comfortable and attractive housing, regardless of the number of zeroes on their paychecks. The realities of development can make this goal a complicated one to achieve, but the sheer number of organizations and individuals working toward it here make it a live issue whenever residential development happens here.
Affordable Housing Features
MSP's Financial Opportunity Centers: Bundling Services for Economic Stability
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
CommonBond, an innovative non-profit organization that operates 95 housing developments throughout the Upper Midwest, also offers residents classes and one-on-one counseling about school, employment, finances, and health and wellness.
Equity, Empowerment: How Community-Driven TOD is Transforming Green Line Neighborhoods
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Four neighborhood initiatives along the Green Line demonstrate how the Central Corridor is becoming a local and national model for equitable and empowering community-driven transit-oriented development (TOD).
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.
Q+A: David Graham, the city building architect, and his ecosystem approach to density
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Challenges of Building "The Essential House"
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Architect Daniel Yudchitz decided to design and build a small, sustainable, low-cost, energy-efficient house for himself in Saint Paul's challenged Rondo neighborhood, to demonstrate how architecture could promote urban reinvestment. And then the banks weighed in.
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