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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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