Entries tagged with ‘Twin Cities’


Mental maps: Somali perceptions of the Twin Cities

Here’s an interesting project on “Mental Maps: Gaining Insight Into the Diverse Somali Perceptions of Residential Desirability in the Twin Cities” by Fartun Dirie, a geography student at the University of St. Thomas. The text below is excerpted from a St. Thomas newsroom piece by Kelly Engebretson. “Last semester, Fartun Dirie, a junior geography major,¬†got […]


The Geographic Center of Hipness

Geography major Jory Birkeland did a class project exploring the geographic center of hipness for the Twin Cities. The theoretical basis for his work is found in the writings of economic geographer/urban planner Richard Florida who argues that the future of cities lies in attracting creative workers. Creative class workers are the core of the […]