ULI Minnesota encourages you to check out and sign up for Greater & Greener 2017, which will be held locally in Minneapolis and Saint Paul! Greater & Greener is an international urban parks conference and will run from July 29th through August 2nd. Early bird registration is available through the end of March. For more information including registration, click here. From the City Parks Alliance press release: Park leaders, city planners, design professionals, and urban park advocates will convene in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, July 29-August 2, for Greater & Greener 2017: Connecting Cities, … Read More
The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) Conference Committee is looking for Summer Conference session presentations. The conference will run Jun 28th – June 30th and will focus on Redevelopment and Workforce. Presentation proposals should provide lessons learned, case studies, tools, and resources on topics related to one or both of the dual tracks. Please use the link below to submit your ideas by March 24th, 2017. The Conference Committee will notify selected presenters in April. Questions can be directed to Conference Committee Chair, Eric Maass at EMaass@wsbeng.com. http://www.edam.org/page/Summer_2017_CFP
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The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA MN) is pleased to announce the 2017 Minnesota Planners Conference in Mankato, MN. The conference will take place on September 27-29, 2017, at the Verizon Wireless Convention Center. CONFERENCE THEME – The 2017 Conference Theme is Around the Bend: What’s Next for Planning. Planning is inherently about the future and the unforeseen opportunities and challenges it presents. As changes in politics, demographics, and environment create uncertainty, planners need to be able to adapt and develop innovative solutions. In this year’s theme … Read More
Over at Finance & Commerce, Clare Kennedy writes about the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) February 2nd launch of a project to explore the use of autonomous buses in Minnesota. Motivated by the potential of autonomous vehicles to improve safety, MnDOT believes it is important to help advance the performance of autonomous vehicles in a climate that is much more varied than the California testing grounds where most research and development is taking place. Get the full story here.
The APA Minnesota Metro Directors are sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch Event on Friday, February 17th. Mr. James Rojas will present Latino Urbanism and Engagement. Mr. Rojas is one of the few nationally recognized urban planners to examine Latino cultural influences on urban design and sustainability in the US. He has written and lectured extensively on how cultural, social, and economic needs are transforming the American front yard and landscape. He uses this knowledge to help low-income Latinos articulate their voices in the planning process. Mr. Rojas has lectured and … Read More
POLLINATOR POST AN URBAN LAND INSTITUTE – MINNESOTA PERIODIC NEWSLETTER fostering a conversation with MSP community leaders about pollinators #HealthyBeesHealthyCommunities ENDANGERED: RUSTY PATCHED BUMBLE BEE On January 10th, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) as an endangered species. Once common and abundant across the northeast US, this bumble bee’s range has shrunk by 87%. More information found HERE. LET US BE LEADERS: FOLLOW THE 4-POINT POLLINATOR PLEDGE 1. Convert under-utilized land to habitat for increased ecological function & support of pollinator … Read More
The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented by the MN Climate Adaptation Partnership, recognize and celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience and develop, advance, or implement climate adaptation strategies. 2017 Nominations are now being accepted in the categories of individual, organization, institution, and business. To submit a nomination, send one nomination letter and two letters of support that address the accomplishments and impacts of the nominee’s work to Mark Seeley (email@example.com) by March 1, 2017. Award recipients will be presented with honors at the … Read More
On Wednesday, January 11th, ULI Minnesota convened a forum in the St. Louis Park City Hall Council Chambers to share how the prospect of light rail transit (LRT) catalyzed corridor-wide collaboration among Hennepin County and the five cities with stations along the proposed route. This resulted in a shared housing strategy, an investment framework, and the development of innovative financial tools and policies that are producing dense, walkable, mixed-use and mixed-income developments throughout the corridor. ULI Minnesota was proud to contribute to these efforts over the last several years through … Read More
Join the Metro Transit Office of Transit Oriented Development for Reimagining the Winter City – a half-day mini conference for designers, planners, engineers, and developers in and around the Minneapolis – St. Paul region to come together and better understand the immense opportunities to reshape our urban spaces to become true four-season cities. We can build vibrancy, increase mobility, and support transit service in all seasons of the year with the right plans, projects, and programming. REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW Reimagining the Winter City You’ll hear from a team … Read More