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.


Brooklyn Park is RCP’s community partner for the 2016-2017 school year. A northwestern suburb of the Twin Cities, Brooklyn Park’s mission is to be “a thriving community inspiring pride where opportunities exist for all.” Brooklyn Park is located in Hennepin County, and is the sixth-largest city in the state.

RCP will partner with Brooklyn Park on 25 projects designed to further the city’s strategic planning priorities, which include financial sustainability, focused redevelopment and development, community image, adapting to changing demographics, public safety and strong neighborhoods. Read more…