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Writing & Research

"The Cold Equations of Roadway Safety", Lisa Nelson, April 2023

"Car-Free Goals: How to Succeed Through Failure", Lisa Nelson, February 2023

"I-94 in the Union Park District: A History of Prioritizing Speed Over Community", Barb Thoman and Lisa Nelson, December 2022

"Play Streets and Block Parties: Reimagining Residential Streets as Neighborhood Resources", Lisa Nelson, August 2022.

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St. Paul Play Streets

Advocacy and education, promoting equity and access in the Block Party Permit process in St. Paul, MN.

St. Paul Play Streets website.

"Neighborhood Play Street Kit" including barricades and activities available to borrow, thanks to a grant from Social Health Labs.


More information: "Play Streets Promote Equity, Community for All Ages" Amy Gage,, August 31, 2021

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Block Party Art

Neighborhood art projects, with help from a Micro Grant from Union Park District Council

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