Cities v. Suburbs
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Please Note: this event has moved to the Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage in the Lower Level of the Historic Hamm Building at 408 St. Peter St., Saint Paul.
$15 ($12 MNHS members). Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or tap beer or a featured cocktail. Buy tickets online or by phone at 651-259-3015.
As long as suburbs have existed, neighboring residents have competed for resources and recognition. But can urbanites and suburbanites overcome differences to share assets and create a vibrant metro community? Dominique Pierre-Toussaint, an educator and community activist who lives in Eden Prairie and works in Hopkins, shares his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of suburban life, with Ann Buck of the Hopkins Police Department. Writer and geographer Bill Lindeke of the Saint Paul Planning Commission discusses efforts to make Saint Paul and surrounding suburbs a more cohesive community and shares his predictions for the future of Twin Cities suburbs.
Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He has a PhD in geography from the University of Minnesota, and writes the Cityscape column for Minnpost. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio. Follow him on Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.
Dominique Pierre-Toussaint is the Co-Founder of Minnesota Youth Community (MNYC). MNYC aims to enrich the experience of each child by focusing on three cores of development - Athletics, Arts and Academics. Pierre- Toussaint’s work with the project is similarly holistic- he is fundraiser, booster and teacher. Pierre-Toussaint is also an Elementary Support Specialist for Hopkins Public Schools.