Sarah McKenzie

Urban Studies


Nicollet Island resident and urban geographer Judith Martin shares insights on city development trends

From her home on Nicollet Island, Judith Martin has witnessed the revitalization of Downtown’s riverfront.

She has lived on the island for 24 years — a transformative period for the city’s stretch of the Mississippi.

In that time, the “island has become a park rather than an industrial backwater,” the city has “grown a real skyline” and new neighborhoods have sprung up Downtown, she observed.


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