The Mill District should be Loopier: On the creation of new old neighborhoods | streets.mn

I write about some Minneapolis neighborhoods at Streets.MN: The Mill District should be Loopier: On the creation of new old neighborhoods :

“A key lesson is that it is often easier to grow an urban neighborhood from an existing lattice of structures than try to plop one down on a brownfield site. … Thus we should try not to destroy viable structures or neighborhoods until we have considered renovating them and we have exhausted vacant parcels. Of course, one might say, that is the obvious lesson from urban renewal some 50 years ago.”