Monthly Archives: August 2017

APA MN state conference 2017 is just around the corner!

APA MN invites you to 2017 APA MN State Planners Conference Between the email blasts, and the Planning Minnesota newsletter, you have probably seen a great deal of info about the APA MN State Planners Conference Sept. 27-29 in Mankato, at the Verizon Center.  And finally, conference registration is open.  We are pleased to be offering a diverse array of sessions, speed sessions, mobile tours, and events.   Our Keynote Speaker will be David Schultz from Hamline University.  Finally, you will have an opportunity to meet the chapter Award winners for … Read More

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Building 21st Century Suburbs – Metro Transit TOD Forum


In the second half of the 20th century, walkable and mixed-use “streetcar suburbs” were increasingly overshadowed and sometimes replaced by suburbs that were primarily auto-dominated. In the early 21st century, this trend has come into question, and communities of all kinds in the Twin Cities metro are attempting a revival of walkable, mixed-use suburban development. Whether it is a town center built from scratch, a repurposed shopping mall, or the expansion of a historic main street, these developments represent a departure from the suburban development patterns of past decades. To … Read More

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ULI Minnesota / Regional Council of Mayors Hold 9th Annual Housing Summit on Immigration and Housing Demand

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant
Senior Visiting Fellow
ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing

On July 18th, ULI Minnesota / Regional Council of Mayors held the 9th Annual Housing Summit featuring a keynote address from Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing in which she discussed the Center’s recent report, Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand. The study draws on national data to discern the impact immigrants are having on housing demand across the country with a deep-dive on five major metropolitan areas, including the MSP region. Among the tools used was a new interactive map developed by … Read More

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