2040 urban space odyssey?
In 1888, the gasoline-powered automobile was three years old. Neighborhoods were “complete” by necessity (some more so than others). However, by the 1950–60s, many people wanted to work, shop, and live in different places by driving cars. Now, highways cut through the area pictured by Fournier. The 2040 plan is concerned with the livability, employment, and transportation needs of every resident—focusing less on cars and more on people. The goal? Ideally, safer, cleaner streets with things like healthy food for everyone, edging Minneapolis closer to the potential seen in this painting by the people who lived here then.
Image credit: City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works News source: Ethan Fawley, “Walking, Biking and Minneapolis 2040,” The Journal, July 27, 2018