Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Covering Highways, Transforming City Neighborhoods
Lid, cover, cap, deck, land bridge.
By any name, building over highways presents opportunities to reconnect city neighborhoods long divided by busy thoroughfares. Minnesota currently has ten lids. Most provide parklike settings, but the potential is much greater.
Projects around the country have dramatically changed open highway trenches into pleasant, even vibrant places that influence land economics. Envision a highway lid that provides a transformational catalyst for social justice, and for the cultural and economic health of a community. This is what the Rondo land bridge proposed by ReConnectRondo in St. Paul imagines.
Join Keith Baker, managing director, ReConnectRondo; Michael A. Fischer, LHB Corp. and Edina City Council; and Cyrus Knutson, Center for Community Connections, MN Department of Transportation, for a panel discussion about what is happening around the country and in Minnesota.
Confirm that your membership is current at www.lai.org
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Midland Hills Country Club
Mark your calendar: LAI-MN’s Annual Meeting:
Wed., March 25, The Minneapolis Club
Lambda Alpha International (LAI) is the global network for distinguished professionals in all fields related to land economics and the use and development of land. LAI is committed to promoting best practices and making a difference in our communities. The 2,000-plus international members of LAI make valuable connections locally and with peers worldwide. The Minnesota Chapter offers thought-provoking programs and activities with top speakers, relevant forums and networking events.