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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 current partnership with Carver County involves more than 30 community-identified projects that will be matched with dozens of courses and 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…

ROSEMOUNT: OUR 2014–2015 PARTNER

RCP’s 20142015 partner was 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 on the edge of the Twin Cities metro area. Read more…

NORTH ST. PAUL: OUR 2013–2014 PARTNER

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…

MINNETONKA: OUR 2012–2013 PARTNER

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

RCP Recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education

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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