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November 29: Dear Mayor-elect … Congratulations, Now the Work Begins.

November 29: Dear Mayor-elect … Congratulations, Now the Work Begins.

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event*  Nick Minderman, Capital Long Range Improvement Committee Member, City of Minneapolis, Eleonore Wesserle,  Director of Narrative Strategy, Line Break Media and Alissa Pier, Commissioner, City of Minneapolis Planning Commission It took a few rounds, but with the help of ranked choice voting, the City of Minneapolis has elected a new..
October 24: Characteristics of the Perfect Mayor

October 24: Characteristics of the Perfect Mayor

Special Election Edition of Urban Currents Unique cities, unique issues, and unique times. With the election around the corner, we are tuning out candidates’ debates and position statements for a moment to talk about the characteristics we should look for in our next mayor. While Minneapolis and Saint Paul are uniquely different, both face big..
July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

** Please note location change ** Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer and Jack DeWaard, Assistant Professor -Department of Sociology, Minnesota Population Center – University of Minnesota Behind many demographic changes are migration patterns – the movement of people from one place to another.  Despite what we hear about being a transient population where people are more likely..
May 16 – What You Don’t Know About Preserving Modern Architecture (plus a Tour of the A-Mill Lofts)

May 16 – What You Don’t Know About Preserving Modern Architecture (plus a Tour of the A-Mill Lofts)

Historic preservation is changing – are we ready for it? Building materials, construction technology, and design philosophy changed dramatically in the post war period. As these buildings and construction methods merge into our historic lexicon, we are confronted with new challenges for adaptive reuse, retrofit, understanding historic significance, and heritage preservation. This “Top Ten” list..
Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

You love your city. You enjoy open, engaging, and provocative conversations on a wide variety of topics. You would love a place that encourages thoughtful conversation among community members who work to improve the quality of life in the Twin Cities. Cuningham Group aims to uplift the human experience through storytelling, active listening, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and designing beautiful places. Part of..