No Salvation in the East

The River Hills Mall is Screwed

InfrastructureView More

Trump and the “hellhole”

I really hate wading into the quagmire that is American politics, but when someone, especially Trump, hands you a catalyst for an article, I guess you just take it. If you’re already turned off by this article, just hold on, it’s not about him. It’s about us.

Architecture without urban form: meh.

What’s the best part of Christmas eve? My childhood self leads me to believe it’s seeing all the presents under the tree. The idea that so many gifts have been lavished on us gets us all giddy. Is that one for me? For my sibling? Parents? Who’s it from? What’s inside? WHY CAN’T I OPEN... More

Can we have democratic design, please?

You want to know the problem with civic centers, more than the fact that they’re becoming largely unnecessary? The problem is that we get no vetting process in the design. We get whatever we’re handed and pretty much told to deal with it.

TransportationView More

No Salvation in the East

It’s not hard to recall all the headlines of Mankato’s miraculous growth over the past few years.  They were everywhere. We were told we had low unemployment and that the city was growing despite a lot of fundamental problems. Today, we’re still in pretty good shape. Check out the Greater Mankato Growth Blog’s (GMG) Q4... More

Why this whole “fix our roads” thing is a crock of crap

If you’ve paid any attention to local politics (I know, it’s hard to watch anything other than “The Donald”) You’ll know that if we don’t pass “sustained road funding” everyone in the state will die from starvation as no goods or people will be able to get around anywhere. EVER AGAIN. Don’t believe me? A... More

Trump and the “hellhole”

I really hate wading into the quagmire that is American politics, but when someone, especially Trump, hands you a catalyst for an article, I guess you just take it. If you’re already turned off by this article, just hold on, it’s not about him. It’s about us.

StreetsView More

Ag and Asphalt

Architecture without urban form: meh.