How livable is Minneapolis?

An annual report addressing city’s leaders effort to make Minneapolis a more livable and sustainable city was presented to a City Council committee on Monday.

“Living Well,” the city’s 2008 sustainability report, presented to the City Council’s Health, Energy, and the Environment Committee, is the city’s third annual report addressing 24 “sustainability indicators,” including air quality, solar power and airport noise, among other things. The report tracks targets, trends, and recent activities.

Highlights from the report include a 27 percent decline in violent crime with juvenile suspects, an increase in number of block clubs (now totaling 1,801) and $5.72 million in grants to clean up brownfields.

The report called on all residents, businesses and government to take actions that “will make Minneapolis better today and create a positive legacy for future generations.”

To see the report, click here.