We hope that neighbors have all received this in your mailbox already, but if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet our summer edition is now online here!
Minneapolis 2040 in focus: How the City’s draft comprehensive plan addresses climate change
How will Minneapolis adapt to climate change?
Minneapolis 2040—the City’s draft comprehensive plan that will shape how Minneapolis will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents benefit—tackles climate change head on. City staff are taking comments on the plan through July 22 and will present a revised plan to the City Council later this year.
Climate change resilience is one of the plan’s key goals adopted by the City Council based on feedback from the public early in the planning process. The draft plan states: “In 2040, Minneapolis will be resilient to the effects of climate change and diminishing natural resources, and will be on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”
The plan features several proposed policies to make the city more resilient to the effects of climate change, including achieving steep increases in the energy efficiency of buildings; reducing the carbon impact of transportation through reduced single-occupancy vehicle trips and phasing out of fossil fuel vehicles; focusing on complete streets that prioritize walking first followed by bicycling, transit use and lastly, motor vehicles; and improving the tree canopy, among other strategies.
“The worst impacts of climate change are not inevitable,” the plan notes. “Moving to a more energy-efficient economy, renewable and reliable energy sources for buildings and transportation, and a less wasteful system has the potential not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but to improve public health, clean the air and water, and keep more dollars in the local economy.
To learn more and comment on the proposed policies, visit minneapolis2040.com. Comments also can be shared on Twitter: #Mpls2040 @Mpls2040.
The City of Minneapolis’ Communications Department will be sharing a series of short articles in coming weeks taking a closer look at Minneapolis 2040: the City’s draft comprehensive plan that will shape how the city will grow and change over the next two decades. The City is taking comments on the plan through July 22.
Document compiled by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association to help neighbors understand the purpose and process of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and it’s relevancy to issues important to Kingfield Neighborhood.
What is the 2040 Comprehensive Plan ?
From the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Website:
“Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments. [Read more…]
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