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March 28: The Super Bowl – What Did We Learn?

March 28: The Super Bowl – What Did We Learn?

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event* Steve Marsh, Senior Writer, Mpls-St. Paul Magazine and Lisa Middag, Director of Nicollet Activation, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District We threw a party, we invited the world.  By most accounts, it ran smoothly and people had a good time. But now that everyone’s gone, we ask ourselves….what did..
January 25: It’s Just Beer … or is it?

January 25: It’s Just Beer … or is it?

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event and see our newly renovated office* Sarah Bonvallet, Co-Owner and Creative Director at Dangerous Man Brewing Co., Gary Nicholas, founder of Nicholas Brewing Projects, and Adelheid Koski, President and Neighborhood Coordinator, Holland Neighborhood beer  /ˈbɪər/ : a beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (such as barley), flavored with hops,..
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, Committee Member, Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee, Eleonore Wesserle,  Director of Narrative Strategy, Line Break Media and Alissa Pier, Commissioner, Minneapolis City Planning Commission It took a few rounds, but with the help of ranked choice voting, the City of Minneapolis has elected a new mayor. Between..
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..