Entries tagged with ‘Minneapolis’


Minneapolis parks rated top in the nation

USA Today reports a study that ranks the Minneapolis city park system as the best in the nation. Click here for the full article, including a map of the best and worst city park systems in the U.S. Did you know that 94% of Minneapolis’ residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park? (By […]


Quirk Becker assists Minneapolis neighborhood organization

Gustavus Geography major Miranda Quirk Becker recently completed an internship with the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization in south Minneapolis. During January 2013, Miranda undertook a project to study the the spatial distribution of conditions and rents of multifamily housing in the neighborhood. Miranda was responsible for creating high quality maps and data tables describing and analyzing […]


Geography is Everywhere

Dr. Bob Douglas took a break from a show at the Guthrie Theater to point out the significance of St. Anthony Falls, Nicollet Island, and the Stone Arch Bridge to the historical geography of the Upper Midwest. St. Anthony Falls is the only waterfall on the Mississippi River and powered the industrial development of Minneapolis. […]