Top 5 Articles from the Week (May 22-26, 2017)

Top 5 Articles from the Week (May 22-26, 2017)

This week, we discussed the difference between parks and greenspace, the tension between affordable housing and high home values, and the conflict between building for tourists vs. long-time residents.

This Bike Co-op is Helping to Build a Better Peoria

This Bike Co-op is Helping to Build a Better Peoria

The Bike Peoria Co-op offers neighbors affordable access tools to fix their bikes and training in bike maintenance skills. It's 100% volunteer run and 100% financially supported through its own efforts.

The Little Free Pantry

The Little Free Pantry

Little free pantries are a hyper-local, small-scale way to help out neighbors who are hungry. 

A Place for Public Art

A Place for Public Art

Is public art doomed to only be invited and placed in locations that are lacking and empty—a band-aid to cover up our cities' design failures?

When the Need to Develop Trumps Public Art

When the Need to Develop Trumps Public Art

This park has served its purpose and now it's time to move on to the next phase of its life: as a mixed-use development that will support local businesses and bring more people downtown—to stay.

Podcast: An All-Night Citywide Art Festival

Podcast: An All-Night Citywide Art Festival

For one day in June, hundreds of artists, dozens of venues and tens of thousands of residents take part in a free, all-night art festival in the Twin Cities. Here's the story of Northern Spark.

The Great Place Project

The Great Place Project

A unique program in Cook County, MN gives local organizations and businesses grants of up to just $1,000 to take on small projects that improve their town. And it's making a big impact.

Playful Public Art

Playful Public Art

Art that invites interaction and play can help us build more social and active towns.