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by David Greene
April 20th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 866
Views: 69099

Re: RE: Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Nope. Nope. Nope. Don't want to be a target for terror and war or support that. nope. I don't think this substantially increases the risk for a terrorist attack. This would be a pretty small office. As for the moral part of the equation...to each their own. I suppose I'd want to hear more about wha...
by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 59
Views: 5319

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I guess it depends on the definition of "mobility limited." Many such people don't have obvious physical disabilities. I'd like to see data too. More may use the stop off-peak, which I don't have a lot of anecdata about.

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by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 27906

Re: RE: Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

VacantLuxuries wrote:
It's the sort of thing that makes people hate urbanists.
I thought that was my ravenous hunger for destroying parking.
Well, that too. :)

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by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 27906

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

I understand the benefits of living in the city. That's why I live there. What people hate is when other people are smug about their own perceived superiority based on some situation that is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The implicit message here is that people are somehow poor decisi...
by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 27906

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Oh geez, come on people. "Can I get around in a top-15 historic metro blizzard in the entire history of the state of Minnesota?" is not a question people care about when deciding between city and suburb.

It's the sort of thing that makes people hate urbanists.
by David Greene
April 15th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 59
Views: 5319

Re: RE: Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

If there were ever a subway, there would likely be only one station in between Loring Park and Uptown Transit Center. Stations are expensive. That said, aBRT is not as capital intensive. Things to consider: how should surface transit operate in this section, especially if there are both local and a...
by David Greene
April 14th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 38
Views: 3214

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Huh? There would be outrage about any private (and most public) development in any neighborhood park, and rightly so. The analogy doesn't hold at all. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk so you think the tower should never have been built? No, I'm saying the analogy is flawed because: We're talkin...
by David Greene
April 14th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 38
Views: 3214

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Huh? There would be outrage about any private (and most public) development in any neighborhood park, and rightly so. The analogy doesn't hold at all.

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by David Greene
April 11th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 36241

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Oh it's not dead. Its legacy as the shiny thing anti-transit people use as an excuse not to do transit lives on in the form of autonomous vehicles.

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by David Greene
March 31st, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 36241

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

The bigger takeaway is that truly autonomous vehicles are quite a bit further away than advocates like to say.

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by David Greene
March 30th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 433
Views: 38186

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Go for it! You'll learn a lot! I enjoyed my time.

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by David Greene
March 28th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 36241

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

That was sarcasm, right? :)

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by David Greene
March 15th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1231

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

https://techcrunch.com/2015/03/03/in-the-age-of-disintermediation-the-battle-is-all-for-the-customer-interface/ "Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Ai...
by David Greene
March 15th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1231

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

I do not buy arguments that autonomous vehicles will magically reduce congestion and parking needs. At all. For one, to have that happen we would need perfect driving and parking, which would require pretty much ubiquitous use of autonomous vehicles and I don't see that happening in my lifetime. It ...
by David Greene
March 15th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1231

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

I hate to spoil it but autonomous vehicles aren’t going to work. There is sooo much money and focus pouring into autonomous vehicles, they will figure it out. Consider the sensors and computing power needed to make autonomous vehicles work are dropping in price by double digits each year consistent...
by David Greene
March 14th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What wrong with our parks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: What wrong with our parks?

The vast majority of Minneapolis parks don't have baseball fields or any fields at all, so I rather strongly disagree with that premise. Most neighborhood parks have playground equipment, which is important. We do not generally have formal gardens and a few more of those might be nice, but overall I...
by David Greene
March 14th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 191
Views: 18960

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

It amazes me how much of the milling infrastructure was already gone when that B&W aerial was taken. The pictures in "Minneapolis and the Age of Railways" are a revelation. I had no idea that the Washburn Mill originally had no view of the river.

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by David Greene
March 14th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: General Twin Cities Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 3352

Re: General Twin Cities Photos

Indeed. It was originally a footpath between two important sites to Native Americans: the falls and Bde Maka Ska.

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by David Greene
February 27th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Single Family Home Architectural Styles in Minneapolis
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Single Family Home Architectural Styles in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Central Library has an online collection of Minneapolis house plans: https://reflections.mndigital.org/?_=1511201556411&f[collection_name_ssi][]=Hennepin+County+Library&f[keyword_ssim][]=Architect+Designed+Houses A lot of these plans were "stock" plans for the Twin Cities area and ma...
by David Greene
February 27th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Single Family Home Architectural Styles in Minneapolis
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Single Family Home Architectural Styles in Minneapolis

That's not quite a bungalow in the classic sense, but it has some characteristics. It was likely built between 1900 and 1920 and min-chi-cbus is probably right that 1910-1920 is quite likely. Almost all the houses built in that period fall under the "transitional" style, meaning they don't really ha...

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