Abundant Cities brings together innovators working in Minneapolis and around the country to define new visions for urban areas. Join a cohort of changemakers who will help the best new ideas become reality here in Minneapolis.
Check out recordings of our Spring 2023 events and interviews with local visionaries who care about the future of Minneapolis.
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Best known for his celebrated tenure at the Star Tribune, retired restaurant critic Rick Nelson is also a longtime student of urban design and one of his home city's most vocal fans. Watch this video to hear some of his ideas on how we can bring energy and new ideas to downtown Minneapolis.Watch Video
Our first Abundant Cities event brought together local leaders with deep knowledge of our community’s history, diverse perspectives on the importance of art and economic equity as drivers of regional prosperity, and visionary ideas about what downtown could look like in the future.Watch Video
Inclusive Cities is the second of three Abundant Cities events copresented by the Minneapolis Foundation and Walker Art Center. This panel focused on Minneapolis as a place where everyone is valued and seen as essential to our city’s economy and culture.Watch Video
As Minneapolis seeks to write its next chapter after three challenging years, we are not alone. Cities across the country face many of the same obstacles and opportunities—and those communities, like ours, benefit from a variety of changemakers who are stepping forward to meet the moment with real ambition.Watch Video