RCP-Affiliated Courses

Photo of students sampling waterRCP-affiliated courses provide students the opportunity to apply skills to a project identified as a high priority for advancing community resiliency and sustainability. Since 2012, RCP has matched projects with U of MN courses from more than 50 different academic departments or disciplines on the U of MN Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

Graduate, professional, and advanced undergraduate students can participate in RCP by enrolling in an RCP-affiliated course (listed below, and updated each semester); by applying to the RCP Fellows Program, or by connecting an individual thesis, capstone, field experience, culminating experience, internship, or directed study to an RCP project.

Students work with local government staff—and, where appropriate, other community stakeholders such as local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents—to develop their projects. Because RCP courses work closely with the community to make sure the work is aligned with their needs, there is great potential for student work to be implemented. 

Contact RCP staff at rcp@umn.edu to discuss connecting your individual work to an RCP project!

Fall Semester 2021 Courses

PA 5211: Land Use Planning (Instuctor: Fernando Burga)

  • Towerside Innovation District: Building Equity & Economics for a Resilient Towerside


IE 5801: Industrial and Systems Engineering Capstone Project
(Instructor: William Cooper) 

  • Hennepin County: Preparing for the Future of Hennepin County Elections


PA 5232: Transportation Policy, Planning and Deployment
(Instructors: Hui Kong and Frank Douma)

  • SouthWest Transit: Understanding the History and Evolution of Transit Governance in the Twin Cities Region
  • SouthWest Transit: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transit System Governance Policy in the Twin Cities Region


RCP Fellows

  • University of Minnesota American Indian Tribal Nations Relations: Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing (TRUTH): A Strategic Analysis of the Morrill Land Grab in Minnesota

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