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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 18th, 2015, 11:26 pm
by Tiller
I personally prefer the northstar flag design, though not exclusively. The compass design (as an example) also looks cool, though it may need modifications before use. The left-side stripe in that picture above doesn't do much for me either, though not because of connotations of Texas. A guidon shape automatically reminds me of Ohio's flag, which has always bothered me, so I'd prefer for us to have a rectangular flag.

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acs wrote:Now this would certainly be an image booster...

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-la ... 304178701/
That landmark Spiel should absolutely happen - things are coming together for the expo in 2023, so we ought to take advantage of that. I'd love to see some good landmark designs, having not had much of a clue as to what it could/should/would look like. Involving the north star is a very appealing idea to ponder.
Tyler wrote:Yeah. St Louis. Hotbed of immigration. because arch
It would enhance branding/quality of life efforts, not supplant or be them. St Louis doesn't have as good of a quality of life as we do, which is the most important part of attracting people.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 20th, 2015, 7:10 am
by Anondson
Saint Paul and Minneapolis tie for the best park system in the country. Saint Paul debuted in the rankings this year.

http://www.tpl.org/blog/twin-cities-tie

Not bad! The best kind of competitiveness between "twins". :D

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 20th, 2015, 8:58 am
by beykite
Regarding flags, how would we go about changing them? I love how in Chicago you see the city flag all over. With all the talk about "branding" I feel like now is as good a time as ever to get the flag thing rolling.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 20th, 2015, 11:49 am
by grant1simons2
Last night after the Nicollet Mall meeting I was walking over to Mayo Clinic Square to see what else has been done recently in terms of the outside, and I happened to be next to James Corner of James Corner Field Operations. He was talking with some of his colleagues about how clean of a city Minneapolis is. And that the homeless here are a lot less "violent" than in other cities. He said in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York; some of them will be aggressive and pretty mean. It was good to hear.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 20th, 2015, 12:10 pm
by Minneboy
Thank you Grant. Hope I don't get flagged.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 20th, 2015, 12:38 pm
by widin007
grant1simons2 wrote:Last night after the Nicollet Mall meeting I was walking over to Mayo Clinic Square to see what else has been done recently in terms of the outside, and I happened to be next to James Corner of James Corner Field Operations. He was talking with some of his colleagues about how clean of a city Minneapolis is. And that the homeless here are a lot less "violent" than in other cities. He said in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York; some of them will be aggressive and pretty mean. It was good to hear.
Oh yeah, after living in SF for a few months last year the homeless here are not quite disruptive? Im not sure the right word to use, but the homelessness issue in SF is shocking in comparison really.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 21st, 2015, 7:58 am
by min-chi-cbus
grant1simons2 wrote:Last night after the Nicollet Mall meeting I was walking over to Mayo Clinic Square to see what else has been done recently in terms of the outside, and I happened to be next to James Corner of James Corner Field Operations. He was talking with some of his colleagues about how clean of a city Minneapolis is. And that the homeless here are a lot less "violent" than in other cities. He said in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York; some of them will be aggressive and pretty mean. It was good to hear.
I've got to say, I'm impressed in your ability to network with people and strike up casual conversations to dig up dirt (or gold) on area developments. Pretty impressive for somebody, let alone somebody your age!

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 21st, 2015, 8:02 am
by Tiller
beykite wrote:Regarding flags, how would we go about changing them? I love how in Chicago you see the city flag all over. With all the talk about "branding" I feel like now is as good a time as ever to get the flag thing rolling.
The minneapolis flag is probably easier to change, though both could use change. talking up the people who represent you would be a good place to start. We could additionally start a petition drive. Shilling for it in one's social circles can't hurt.

I believe there is also a small Facebook page someone made last year.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 21st, 2015, 8:10 am
by Chava
Tiller wrote:
beykite wrote:Regarding flags, how would we go about changing them? I love how in Chicago you see the city flag all over. With all the talk about "branding" I feel like now is as good a time as ever to get the flag thing rolling.
The minneapolis flag is probably easier to change, though both could use change. talking up the people who represent you would be a good place to start. We could additionally start a petition drive. Shilling for it in one's social circles can't hurt.

I believe there is also a small Facebook page someone made last year.
Show them this http://chicagoflagtattoos.com/ and say "this could be us."

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 22nd, 2015, 1:59 pm
by twincitizen
"Living the life: seven members of MSP's growing coastal-transplant community"

http://www.thelinemedia.com/features/co ... 92015.aspx

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 1st, 2015, 6:46 am
by Anondson
The next great American food city is ... the Twin Cities?

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... 1433162704

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 2nd, 2015, 7:45 am
by mulad
The End of the Tour is an upcoming biopic about a five-day road trip that David Lipsky had with David Foster Wallace, has some scenes shot in the Twin Cities, though apparently most of the filming happened in Michigan. Lipsky is played by Jesse Eisenberg and Wallace is played by Jason Segel:


Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 2nd, 2015, 8:32 am
by Wedgeguy
Sorry I don't have a URL to post, but on one of my MSN opening pages they have cities with the best urban bike trail and the TC did not even get mentioned. I was really disappointed as we are one of the great biking cities and have some of the best and most extensive urban trails in the country.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 2nd, 2015, 8:46 am
by grant1simons2
Yet we're the only city in America on 'The 20 most bike friendly cities in the world' list

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/copenhagen ... al_twitter

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 2nd, 2015, 9:11 am
by Didier
That's because most of these lists don't mean anything.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 3rd, 2015, 7:12 pm
by Munch'n

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 4th, 2015, 7:36 am
by min-chi-cbus
Weird....I would never have guessed MN would be a hotbed for water technology. I thought it'd come from states with water shortages and/or lots of educated engineers (like CA). This may be an intriguing industry to transfer into, career-wise...

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 4th, 2015, 8:46 am
by twinkess
The comments on that article are a doozy. One person fretting about all the water we are losing to cement buildings... oy

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 11th, 2015, 12:54 pm
by Viktor Vaughn
Minnesota is second in the nation on the number of teenagers living with both of their married biological parents.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/upsho ... v=top-news

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 12th, 2015, 5:52 am
by Anondson
12 things about (Jewish) Minnesota.

http://forward.com/culture/309379/of-bo ... minnesota/