2019–2020 Partner Communities

Students participating in RCP

This year, the Resilient Communities Project introduced a new Small-Scale RCP Partnership option, designed for communities that want to collaborate with University of Minnesota faculty and students on 1–5 projects. Below are some of the projects that will be under way this fall with our partner communities—Scott County, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, and Ramsey

Do you have a project idea that could benefit from research or technical assistance? It's not too late to apply for a Small-Scale RCP Partnership!


Developing an Emerald Ash Borer Public Outreach Campaign (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: Develop and help to implement a public outreach campaign to inform Richfield residents about emerald ash borer threats and management options for trees on private property.
Partner: City of Richfield
Project Lead: Chris Link, Operations Superintendent, Public Works Department


Strengthening Community Engagement to Move Public Health Equity Data to Action (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: Engage a broad and diverse range of county residents to support a community-led initiative around healthy eating and physical activity. 
Partner: Scott County
Project Lead: Lindsay Aijala, Scott County Public Health Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Coordinator

PA 5041: Qualitative Methods (Instructor: Dr. Greta Friedemann-Sanchez) Fall 2019


Creating Mobility Hubs to Connect Transportation Modes (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: Envision the design of suburban mobility hubs, using the Marschall Road Transit Station in Shakopee as an example case. 
Partner: Scott County 
Project Lead: Alan Herrmann, SmartLink Transit Supervisor

PA 5211: Land Use Planning (Instructor: Dr. Fernando Burga) Fall 2019 


Driving toward an Electric Future: Policy and Research for Electric Vehicles (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: Explore the feasibility of an electric vehicle–charging infrastructure network and multimodal transportation system in St. Anthony Village using community feedback, education, and case-study research.
Partner: City of St. Anthony Village
Project Lead: Jay Hartman, Public Works Director


Seeking a Sustainable Model to Fund the Maintenance and Reconstruction of Local Roads (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: Identify alternatives for providing a stable and sustainable funding source for local road maintenance and reconstruction projects, informed by case-study and best-practices analysis of comparable cold-climate cities in Minnesota and other states  
Partner: City of Ramsey
Project Lead: Kurt Ulrich, City Administrator

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