The Grand Rounds, a system of parkways that encircles Minneapolis, has been named one of the nation's Great Public Spaces for 2009 by the American Planning Association.
That's great, but the Grand Rounds represents a vision that's well over a century old. The land was acquired and most of it was built before any of us were born. And the investment that finally completed it just got in under the wire; it would never have survived another term of Pawlentyism.
What are we leaving future generations? Besides the debt thing, I mean.