Building Community-University Partnerships for Sustainability

The mission of the Resilient Communities Project is to connect communities in Minnesota with University of Minnesota faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects.

2017-2018 Partner: City of Ramsey 

The City of Ramsey, located in northwestern Anoka County, is RCP’s community partner for the 2017-2018 school year. A suburb of the Twin Cities, Ramsey is a developing community of 23,000 residents located on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line and along the rapidly growing Interstate 94/U.S. Highway 10 corridor between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.

RCP will partner with Ramsey on 20 projects designed to further the city’s strategic planning priorities, which include financial stability, a connected community, smart citizen-focused government, and an effective organization. Projects range from expanding housing opportunities and attracting commercial-retail development to The COR (the city’s mixed-use downtown area) to conserving natural resources, reducing organic waste, and expanding engagement and volunteer opportunities for residents.   Learn more >> 

Apply to RCP

Would your community like to be RCP’s next partner? Then apply today! RCP is now accepting letters of intent from cities, counties, tribal governments, and regional partnerships that wish to apply to be RCP’s community partner for the 2018–2019 academic year (September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019).  Learn more >>

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