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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 38 projects that will be matched with graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses, engaging hundreds of students from the University of Minnesota.

2015–2016 PARTNER: CARVER COUNTY

RCP has selected Carver County as its community partner for the 2015–2016 academic year. The partnership will bring the expertise of the University and hundreds of graduate and professional students to sustainability-related projects identified by Carver County and its partners, which include the Carver County Community Development Agency, SouthWest Transit, Independent School District 112, and the Cities of Victoria, Chaska, and Watertown. Read more…

2014–2015 PARTNER: ROSEMOUNT

RCP’s 20142015 partner is the City of Rosemount. With its population expected to double by 2040, Rosemount faces challenges and opportunities as it strives to become a more sustainable and resilient community. Read more…

2013–2014 PARTNER: NORTH ST. PAUL

For the 20132014 academic year, RCP partnered with the City of North St. Paul on 16 projects to advance sustainability and resilience in this first-ring suburb in Ramsey County. Read more…

2012–2013 PARTNER: MINNETONKA

RCP’s 20122013 pilot-year partnership was with the City of Minnetonka. The partnership focused on 14 projects that advanced local sustainability and resilience in this redeveloping suburb in Hennepin County. Read more…

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Carver County selected as RCP’s community partner for 2015-2016!

RCP is hosting the Fourth Annual Sustainable City Year Conference April 12-14 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus!  Learn more. . .

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.

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