From Minnpost. Like Minneapolis leaders, this Councilman has pushed hard for downtown trees.
Nearly 130 years after Minneapolis’ impressive park system was laid out, the city’s largely treeless downtown may be poised for a greener, leafier future. A series of meetings last week appeared to lay groundwork for softening downtown’s hard edges with more tree-lined streets, pocket parks and perhaps a central park, all aimed at bringing downtown under the green canopy that covers much of the rest of the city.
“There’s a tremendous momentum in this city to make downtown a more beautiful, more complete place,” said David A. Wilson, managing director of Accenture’s Minneapolis office. “You can see what’s missing here when you walk down the streets in other cities. Greening changes the whole feel of that experience.”