2020–2021 Standard RCP Partnerships

Below are some of the projects underway with our current partner communities during the 2020–2021 academic year. 

Do you have a project idea to build community resilience that could benefit from research or technical assistance? It's not too late to apply for an RCP Partnership!


Developing the Pioneer Park Master Plan (PDF iconPDF

Pioneer Park signroject Goal: Engage a broad and diverse range of city residents to guide design, infrastructure, programming, and facilities for Pioneer Park. 
Partner: City of Little Canada
Project LeadBryce Shearen, Community Services Manager, City of Little Canada Parks & Recreation

RCP Fellows TeamSummer 2020 | Final Report

RCP Fellows Team: Fall 2020 | Final Report 


Planning for a Future Fire Station in the City of Victoria (PDF iconPDF)

Victoria Fire Station #1Project Goal: Identify a location for a second fire station in anticipation of future community growth. 
Partner: City of Victoria 
Project LeadAndrew Heger, Fire Chief, City of Victoria Fire Department

RCP & HHH InternshipSummer 2020 | Final Report

IE 5561 Analytics & Data-Driven Decision Making: Fall 2020 | Final Report | Final Presentation (video)


Identifying Best Management Practices to Improve Storm Water Reuse Irrigation Systems (PDF iconPDF)

Irrigation PlanProject GoalUnderstand the infiltration capacity and irrigation rates for different types of vegetation to encourage a shift from turf grass to more sustainable native plants.
Partner: Carver County Water Management Organization
Project LeadTim Sundby, Water Resource Program Analyst, Carver County Planning and Water Management

HORT 4061W: Turfgrass Management: Fall 2020 | Final Report | Final Presentation (video)

ESPM 3111/5111: Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods: Spring 2021


Surface with Purpose: Developing a Climate Adaptation & Resilience Tool (PDF iconPDF)

Residential SolarProject Goal: To quantify the various qualitative benefits of green roof and BioSolar systems to assist communities in making more informed climate resilience investments.
Partner: Metropolitan Council
Project Lead: Cameran Bailey, Senior Planner, Metropolitan Council, Local Planning Assistance

SPH Culminating Experience: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

PA 8081 Planning & Public Affairs Capstone: Spring 2021


Identifying Opportunities to Improve Wayfinding in Downtown Saint Paul (PDF iconPDF)

WayfindingProject Goal: To identify how wayfinding in Downtown Saint Paul can be enhanced in order to contribute to vibrant and connected communities, activated streetscapes, and economic recovery.
Partner: CapitolRiver District Council
Project Lead: Jon Fure, Executive Director, CapitolRiver District Council

PA 5311 Program Evaluation: Fall 2020 | Final Report | Final Presentation (video)

PA 8081 Program Evaluation Capstone: Spring 2021

Designing a Wayfinding System in Downtown Saint Paul (PDF iconPDF)

Project Goal: To create wayfinding design concepts in Downtown Saint Paul that can contribute to vibrant and connected communities, activated streetscapes, and economic recovery.
Partner: CapitolRiver District Council
Project Lead: Jon Fure, Executive Director, CapitolRiver District Council 

DES 3331 Street Life and Urban Design Seminar: Fall 2020 | Final Report | Final Presentation (video)


Improving Emergency Medical Services in Minnesota (PDF iconPDF)

EMSProject Goal: To analyze policy in order to support policy changes to improve emergency medical services in Minnesota
Partner: Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA)
Project Lead: BJ Jungmann, Legislative Chair, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association

LAW 7606 Independent Research: Spring 2021

PA 8081 Public Affairs Capstone: Summer 2021


Comprehensive Plan Implementation Partnerships 

Thrive MSP 2040 logoIn collaboration with the Metropolitan Council, RCP is partnering this year with four Twin Cities metropolitan area communities on projects that seek to implement one or more elements of an adopted 2040 comprehensive plan. 

Learn more about these projects >>

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