NPC: Stuff to do in Minneapolis

The American Planning Associationā€™s 2009 National Planning ConferenceĀ gets going inĀ Minneapolis Saturday with workshops and special sessions before Sunday’s general opening.

As I wrote yesterday, APA put together some videos showcasing some planningĀ successes in Minneapolis.Ā  Hereā€™s a fewĀ more fromĀ their Youtube channel.


What’s to do in Minneapolis?Ā 

Beth Elliott, AICP, planner for the City of Minneapolis, talks about the Uptown area of the city. Uptown is a commercial and residential community in south Minneapolis. The eclectic, and vibrant area is home to more than 15,000 residents. Visit for more information.


Get Green.

The ReUse Center, a nonprofit organization that sells high-quality reclaimed and surplus building products, has kept 35,000 tons of reusable construction materials out of landfills since opening its doors 10 years ago. Go to for more information or to plan a visit.


Or how about a day at the beach!

Beth Elliott, AICP, a planner for the City of Minneapolis, discusses Lake Calhoun and the Chain of Lakes in the Minneapolis area. A popular spot in any season, Lake Calhoun is one of the larger lakes within the Chain of Lakes. Three miles of biking and walking trails stretch around the lake. Learn more at

Looks like a fun time will be had by all.


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