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2040 Topics

Explore the plan policies by topic.

Each topic contains policies that relate to the built, natural, and economic environment of the city. See all policies >


Land Use & Built Form

Policies and maps guiding the location and design of new housing, workplaces, retail establishments, and other development.



Policies supporting a multimodal transportation network that prioritizes walking, biking, and transit.



Policies guiding housing supply, choice, maintenance, quality, and affordability.


Economic Competitiveness

Policies guiding the economic competitiveness of our city and region, focusing on the city's workforce, businesses, production areas, and downtown.


Environmental Systems

Policies guiding management of environmental systems and impacts, including City operations, water resources, waste management and recycling, air quality, brownfields cleanup, and energy.


Public Health

Policies on health topics related to the built environment, including active living, environmental health, food and nutrition, health and human services, social cohesion, and mental health.


Heritage Preservation

Policies guiding the protection and reuse of culturally significant features of the built and natural environment, including buildings, districts, landscapes, and other historic resources.


Arts and Culture

Policies guiding the contributions of arts and culture to a vibrant and livable city.


Parks and Open Space

Policies addressing existing open spaces and parks in Minneapolis, and those that could be created in the future to enhance quality of life and to improve accessibility.


Public Services and Facilities

Policies guiding the siting of publicly-owned buildings, planning for public facility needs, public safety, and inspections and licensing.


Technology and Innovation

Policy guidance on advancing the use of technology to improve City services and on fostering technology-based economic development.

Photo Credits:
Land Use & Built Form: Photo by Dan Anderson, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis; Transportation: Photo Courtesy of Metro Transit and Meet Minneapolis; Housing: Photo by CPED; Economic Competitiveness: Photo Courtesy of Clay Squared; Environmental Systems: Photo Courtesy of Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (via; Public Health: Photo by CPED; Heritage Preservation: Photo by Krivit Photography, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis; Arts and Culture: Photo Courtesy of Make It MSP; Parks and Open Space: Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis; Public Services and Facilities: Photo by CPED; Technology and Innovation: Photo Courtesy of Metro Transit (via;

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