Measuring Prosperity

When we talk about a main street being prosperous, we aren’t thinking of income per capita; we are thinking of wealth per square mile (or sqkm). Continue reading Measuring Prosperity

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Versus! – Downtowns: Minneapolis vs Toronto

Minneapolis: . . Short Block Index ~3.  For the purposes of calculating the SBI, Nicollet Mall counts as a street, because it carries a high volume of pedestrian traffic.  I have chosen not to count the Skyway intersections, because the Skyway system in Minneapolis is not well integrated with the city streets, physically or socially. Number of businesses* shown at 100 foot scale: 31. (*businesses of … Continue reading Versus! – Downtowns: Minneapolis vs Toronto

Versus! – Minneapolis Edition – Mill City vs Loring Park East

Mill City: . . Short Block Index ~3.5 Google Street View from Chicago Ave & S 2nd Street: The border of the “Mill District” is defined by this seven lane hell-scape: . Loring Park East: . At 100 foot scale: Short Block Index ~3.5 (same as Mill City) . Google Street View from LaSalle Ave & W 14th St: . Category :: Mill City :: Loring … Continue reading Versus! – Minneapolis Edition – Mill City vs Loring Park East