Joe Urban | Sam Newberg, Urbanist

Kare 11 Covers the Nicollet Mall Skyway “Debate”

Dateline: 3:55 pm February 5, 2014 Filed under:

Kare 11 interviewed me yesterday about my elegant idea to remove one downtown Minneapolis skyway per year until they are gone, at which point many of us will be long gone from this world but our children and grandchildren will thank us for leaving them a Minneapolis with more vibrant streets. You can watch the video at Kare 11 here and the story on the Kare 11 website here. Also featured in the story and video is David Frank, Director of Transit Oriented Development for the City of Minneapolis.

Never fear, Minneapolis! I don’t think this idea has much traction, but I do hope to be part of the ongoing conversation about how to make our downtown a better place.

Great cities have three things: walkable streets, buildings that relate well to those streets, and people on those streets.


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