University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Resilient Communities Project

Building Community-University Partnerships for Sustainability

The mission of the Resilient Communities Project is to connect communities in Minnesota with the wide-ranging expertise of University of Minnesota faculty and students to address pressing local issues in ways that advance sustainability and resilience.

RCP’s 2014–2015 partnership with the City of Rosemount involves 39 projects that will be matched with graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses, engaging hundreds of students from the University of Minnesota.


RosemountBannersEach year, RCP works with a partner community on a set of locally focused projects intended to advance resilience and sustainability. RCP has selected as its community partner for the 2014–2015 academic year the city of Rosemount, located in Dakota County. Today Rosemount is a rapidly developing outer-ring suburb located only 15 miles from the Twin Cities, but the city has a long, rich history and retains a small-town atmosphere. With its population expected to double by 2040, Rosemount faces both challenges and opportunities in the coming decades as it strives to become a more sustainable and resilient community. Read more…


North St. Paul City Hall

For the 20132014 academic year, RCP partnered with the City of North St. Paul on 16 projects that engaged hundreds of students in 11 academic colleges from the University of Minnesota. Read more…


For the 20122013 academic year, RCP partnered with the City of Minnetonka on 14 projects that engaged hundreds of students in eight academic colleges at the University of Minnesota. Read more…


Rosemount selected as RCP’s community partner for 2014-2015!

Year-long partnership with North St. Paul concludes with End-of-Year Celebration. Learn more about the projects completed with North St. Paul.

RCP projects with Minnetonka are complete!  Learn more about the projects completed with Minnetonka.

Partner with RCP
RCP will issue a request for proposals for our 2015-2016 community partnership in October 2014.