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May 10, 2022

Gentrification has impacted many people living in cities as under-invested neighborhoods have been transformed into higher wealth areas. As the cost of living increases, gentrification often leads to the displacement of longtime residents who can no longer afford to live in these areas. Local jurisdictions can take...


Apr 6, 2022

Planning decisions and policies can have devastating consequences on the social environment and disproportionately impact communities of color. An example in recent history is the construction of I-94 through the thriving African American Rondo neighborhood in the City of St. Paul. This planning decision tore apart a...


Mar 8, 2022

Planners are always working on ideas to activate public spaces and bring more residents together. Utilizing these areas not only creates spaces where people want to be, but also is a strong economic development tool for local communities. One such recent project is Panoway in the City of Wayzata, where the City...


Feb 9, 2022

Data gathered through Census is used to inform planning processes at many levels. The new data for 2020 Census was released by the U.S. Census Bureau in August 2021. But what were the changes in the 2020 Census and how did they impact the results? What did we learn from those results and how do they impact our work? In...


Jan 20, 2022

Nowadays, the effects of a changing climate are apparent in every aspect of our lives. The uncertainties created by climate change make long-term planning for future investments difficult. As such, ongoing efforts are trying to find a way to better understand the impact of these uncertainties. Staff at the...