A nonprofit organization

$1,657 raised by 16 donors

83% complete

$2,000 Goal

Fostering positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota.

Since 2011, has engaged and informed the discussion of land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. Whether it's publishing Q&A with mayoral candidates in the Twin Cities, co-hosting forums on transportation equity, or just reading the comments of the latest anti-Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan clickbait (so you don't have to), our 100% volunteer-written content is read by more than 50,000 users per month!

In 2018, we updated our mission and core values to better reflect our readers and writers goals for the organization. We are looking forward to welcoming more new perspectives to our site in 2019 and beyond. 


To foster positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota.

Core Values

A better place is one that is…

People-centered: transportation and public spaces should center on people rather than private vehicles

Future-oriented: the built environment should be designed for the needs of future generations, and in the context of a rapidly changing non-human world

Justice-driven: cities, towns, and streets should empower and include people of all ages, especially the vulnerable and marginalized

Delight-cultivating: places should inspire happiness and wonder in all seasons and all times of the night and day

We are 100% member-supported and volunteer-driven. This means...

  • Our board and committees are all volunteers.
  • We do not run or accept ads.
  • Our volunteer authors' views are authentically their own, and not driven by page view or ad click goals.
  • Our forums allow for open exchange of ideas beyond the current story, across a range of reader interests.

Your donations make this possible and keeps us running. Our website operational costs include costs for hosting, site security, and software licenses; our long term needs include updated web design, an improved comment system, and more community events IRL.

Please support us this GTM Day, and every day!

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PO Box 582321
Minneapolis, MN 55458

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