The Resilient Communities Project connects local government agencies in Minnesota with University of Minnesota faculty and students to advance community resilience and student learning through collaborative, course-based projects.

Call for Proposals: 2020–2021 RCP Partnerships

The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is accepting proposals from local government agencies in Minnesota to be an RCP partner for the 2020–2021 academic year (September 2020 to August 2021). Partners benefit from applied research and technical assistance on one or more locally identified projects that advance community resilience to economic, social, environmental, or technological changes, provided by students and faculty at the University of Minnesota from a variety of departments and disciplines. 

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Meet Our 2019–2020 Partner Communities

Earlier this year, the Resilient Communities Project introduced a new Small-Scale RCP Partnership option, for communities that wish to collaborate with RCP and University of Minnesota faculty and students on a smaller slate of projects. We're pleased to announce that we'll be partnering with Scott County, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, and the City of Ramsey on projects ranging from food forests to suburban mobility hubs.

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Guests at the RCP End-of-Year Event on May 9, 2019Celebrating RCP's Partnerships with Scott and Ramsey Counties

On Thursday, May 9, University of Minnesota faculty and students celebrated with public officials and staff from Scott and Ramsey Counties at the Resilient Communities Project’s 2019 End-of-Year Celebration, held in the Mississippi Room at the Coffman Memorial Student Union on the U of MN’s East Bank Campus in Minneapolis.

During the two-and-a half hour event, students presented nearly two dozen posters representing their work on 28 projects that were part of this year’s RCP partnerships with Scott County and Ramsey County. Posters highlighted the findings and recommendations from some of the more than 70 student teams from across 25 academic departments at the University of Minnesota that participated in the partnerships.

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