Tag: st. paul
Is a YIMBY/Tenant Activist Bridge Possible?
A culture war between housing justice advocates and YIMBYs began in 2014. While the groups have different priorities, they do have shared interests. Can they be allies or will the habitual quarreling keep them at odds?
Fannie Mae’s Financing Initiative Encourages Healthier Design, Stronger Resident Services
“I am so excited that Fannie decided to do this … For the first time, there has been recognition by a capital funder that the services that are provided matter.”
Contracting with the Community
To connect with hard-to-reach communities, a Twin Cities agency diverted some of its consulting budget away from national firms and to organizations that already had those relationships.
Does ‘Innovation’ in Construction Just Mean Fewer Jobs?
“In community development, there are a number of different goals. The first goal, obviously, is to produce housing that is affordable and accessible, but we also have other goals around providing jobs for people.”
A Community-Driven HIA
The Healthy Corridor for All HIA examined the effects of zoning decisions around a planned light rail line in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area (see...
Stops For Us
In the winter 2010 issue of Shelterforce, we published an article, Organizing for Inclusive TOD that looked at various transit and transit oriented development...
The ‘Minnesota Nice’: A Culture of Collaboration
In and around the Twin Cities, there is a tolerance for process and building relationships to handle the pressing challenges facing neighborhoods.