Jay Walljasper

Minneapolis-based writer Jay Walljasper is the former editor of Utne Reader and the author of The Great Neighborhood Book and All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons.

Before it closed in 2011, Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant churned out millions of vehicles. It's now set to become a "net-zero" mixed-use development.

How an Ambitious Minnesota Eco-Project Became a Density Battleground

A century ago, Henry Ford saw this corner of St. Paul as a good place to build cars. Now it’s slated to become a green neighborhood that won’t need them.