What should the Twin Cities look like in 2040?

The Metropolitan Council has kicked off Thrive MSP 2040, its long-range planning effort. Here are the Council’s priorites for the region in 2040:

•Maintaining a strong quality of life

•Fostering a vibrant, prosperous regional economy•Planning for essential infrastructure and regional services

•Encouraging housing options to accommodate our changing population

•Mitigating economic and social disparities through regional investments

•Supporting a 21st century transit and transportation system in the 7-county region

•Creating policies that address equity

•Mitigating pressures on the region’s natural resources

•Improving the efficiency of regional services

So how do you think we should get there? We’re talking about it at 10 a.m. Friday.

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host