DeAngelo and Close offer a vision of further campus urbanization with light rail

In an op-ed column in the November 18 issue of the Minnesota Daily, Tom DeAngelo (B.Arch. 1978) and Bob Close (BLA 1976) present a coherent vision for increasing the urbanization of the campus in conjunction with the advent of the Central Corridor light-rail line. DeAngelo, president of AIA-MN, and Close, founder of Close Landscape Architecture, insist the success of the light-rail line is "dependent on a balanced approach that integrates [light rail] with each district and enhances all modes of transportation, not only the needs of light rail."