For my final video I researched the Hmong community in The Twin Cities and looked at the difficulties that comes with resettling a community in a very different economic landscape from the one they are used to back home. Enjoy!!!
Peace, Love, Urban Geography <33333
This past Saturday I visited Robbinsdale Minnesota, a first ring suburb, northwest of downtown Minneapolis. I was there for a thrift store that ended up being closed, but luckily was able to visit the Robbinsdale Historical Society Museum, where I found this clipping. Back when Minneapolis was a little more elastic. Apologies for the glare.
A new perspective on the social landscape of the Twin Cities: Mapping Prejudice.
This is a cool interactive map by the Washington Post. Not everyone has the privilege to leave their bubble, but if you can, this tells you where to go. Talk about rural-urban divide!
I was unable to make it to the actual site this week, so this is a screen shot from Google Maps. But I will use 262 University Avenue West as the site for my proposed museum/community center.
On the southwest corner of University Ave. and Galtier St.
Here is a link to the real estate’s site description on the property:
Notice the mega-businesses that are highlighted in the map of the surrounding area AND the bold, red font highlighting where there will be a new stadium in close vicinity to this property.