Defining a sense of place, part 1: Perspective

In the urbanism world we often refer to a “sense of place.” It’s this idea that we should be able to tell where we are and that our city has physical structure that makes us feel like we’re somewhere that is definable.

Over a series of articles I’m going to try and define what actually makes a place a “place.” We’ll see if I’m on or off compared to others that have tried to do the same.

Continue Reading

New Ulm referendum passed

Well, it happened. The referendum allocating $47 million dollars for a new high school along with renovations to current schools passed with a narrow margin of 49 votes.

Is it the end of the world? No, absolutely not. If I’ve known people from New Ulm to be anything, it’s responsible with their money and investments–we’re Germans after all.

I’ve come up with some thoughts on how to make the most of this money.


Continue Reading