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National report finds MSP region could be growing in better, smarter ways

Sprawl

New report ranks major metropolitan areas based on their development, and examines how sprawl relates to prosperity, health and quality of life. CONTACT: Zachary Zweifler, mnarise@gmail.com, 612-594-1824 (Minnesota) Craig Chester, cchester@smartgrowthamerica.org, 202-215-8858 (National) Washington, DC/Saint Paul, MN—People in compact, connected regions are healthier, have lower household costs, have greater economic mobility and more transportation choices—and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region could be doing more to support those goals according to a new report out today from Smart Growth America. Measuring Sprawl 2014 examines development in 221 major metropolitan areas in the … Read More

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Thrive MSP 2040

Read about the Regional Council of Mayors October 8th Thrive MSP 2040 discussion. If you want to give your suggestions, contact: thriveMSP@metc.state.mn.us.  

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ULI MN Transformative Development Strategy Toolkit

Leaders in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region recognize that the world has changed; the old development models no longer meet diversifying market preferences or embrace emerging opportunities. In order to help their region compete, ULI Minnesota in partnership with the Regional Council of Mayors (RCM) created a targeted list of strategies to encourage transformative development. They examined the rules and incentives that guide the real estate market and produced an action strategy targeting the region’s development culture, regulations, and incentives. Reinvesting in the Region proposes “a bold new toolbox to catalyze … Read More

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