The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.

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The Link: The People's Creative Toolkit and More


Here is the latest edition of the Link. It includes the State of Science: Implicit Bias Review 2015 from the Kirwan Institute, Twin Cities LISC Big Picture Project Progress Report for 2015, and information about Neighorborhood's Now!, a new community educational series coming out of the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing. 

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A Year After Green Line Opening, Development on University Looking to Pick Up


A year after the Green Line opened to great fanfare, ridership numbers are high, travel times have shrunk and small businesses that came in after its construction are reaping the benefits of proximity. But while new projects move forward at the University of Minnesota, downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, the pace of development continues to be slower along the corridor’s most challenged stretch: University Avenue in St. Paul.

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Making Our Cities Biking and Walking Friendly


This article by Transit for Livable Communities explains that while the legislative session overall was quire disappointing for transportation, that one significant victory did emerge. Lawmakers enacted legislation expected to give cities and counties more flexibility in how they design roads—a big win for safer walking, bicycling, and driving. The new law sets in motion a year-long process that will align the design standards used by local units of government with the design standards used by MnDOT. The MnDOT standards give designers more flexibility to fit the needs of all transportation modes—especially biking, walking, and transit—into street projects despite limited right-of-way.

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Community Leaders Weigh in on Southwest Corridor LRT Cuts


City and county leaders weighed in Wednesday on possibilities to cut $341 million for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line. While no consensus was reached, the 17-member committee of officials did informally nix one option that wouldn’t trim enough costs in the $2 billion transit project and asked for more information on other options and how they would impact bus connections and ridership.

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Organizer Roundtable: The Interdependence of Community Engagement and Organizing

Join us for our next Organizer Roundtable. Presenters will discuss some of the differences between community engagement and organizing as well as their interdependence. Be a part of the conversation to learn about situations that warrant a distinct strategy and discuss the ways in which all can be applied to a particular issue or campaign.  

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Equitable Transportation Investments for All Minnesotans

Investing in a comprehensive transportation system, including public transit, roads and bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, will create greater access to jobs and opportunities for all Minnesotans. These investments make our state more economically competitive and position Minnesota to thrive in an increasingly global economy. To maintain our competitive advantage, build up our under-utilized local assets, and generate entrepreneurial activity, Minnesota needs to step up and make the kind of game changing investments that will lead to long-term, shared prosperity. test

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the latest newsletter

Common Ground: Winter 2014

The latest edition of the Common Ground features a cover story about a historic Transportation Advisory Board vote. In addition, it includes a story on how community groups are building power for transit equity, a report-back from HIRE Minnesota’s work on keeping state contractors accountable to meeting their hiring goals, the North Minneapolis Greenway survey results and more. 

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