By Katriona Filipovitch Molasky, a second-year graduate student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
RCP is now accepting proposals from cities, counties, tribal governments, special districts, and regional government agencies or partnerships in Minnesota to be an RCP partner for the academic year beginning fall 2019. Information on how to apply is now online.
RCP Staff, Fall 2018. From left to right: Program Associate Ashleigh Walter, Director Mike Greco, and Program Coordinator Sarah Tschida.
See what our staff have to say about working at RCP, being part of the University community, and more!
Above: Students enrolled in Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (ESPM 5245) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota visit a site in Jordan, MN. Students in the course will be working on a project with Scott County to revise the County's Conservation Financial Assistance Program to promote planting of perennial crops as a way to reduce chemical runoff and fossil fuel usage, and to diversify the local agricultural economy.
Teaching a UMN course this spring? Consider incorporating an experiential learning opportunity into your graduate or professional-level class by partnering with RCP! We're seeking to match nearly 30 projects with our partner communities, Scott County and Ramsey County.
On Friday, May 4, University of Minnesota faculty and students celebrated with City of Ramsey residents, public officials, and staff at the Resilient Communities Project’s 2018 end-of-year event, held at the McNamara Alumni Center on the U of MN’s East Bank Campus in Minneapolis.
By Dan Herrera
Attracting and retaining quality staff are important goals for any organization, and the City of Ramsey is no exception. Staff with a longer tenure working for the City tend to be more familiar with the culture of the community and the needs of residents, enabling staff to respond to issues and provide services to residents more effectively and efficiently. This is especially true for public works staff charged with maintaining Ramsey’s vital and growing infrastructure systems.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/19/2018) — The University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (RCP) today announced Ramsey County and Scott County have been selected as its community partners for the 2018–2019 academic year. Due to both finalists’ strong proposals, it marks the first time in its six-year history the program will assist two partners in a given year.
Please join us for the Resilient Communities Project End-of-Year Celebration! This open-house style event will showcase student work completed through the 2017–2018 RCP partnership with the City of Ramsey.
Friday, May 4, 2018
A.I. Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
(map and parking)
Submitted by Dan Herrera on December 12, 2017 - 9:35am
Ramsey residents flock to the large, linear park in the center of town each summer, almost religiously. Some carry fishing poles or frisbees, others a blanket or lawn chairs, but they are all headed to the same place: The Draw. A 2.6 million gallon pond that doubles as a social hub for the city, The Draw is bordered by a stage and amphitheater on one side, with a large expanse of grass and parking on the other. Residents visit this unique water feature so often that it has become a natural part of the summer routine.
Andrew Degerstom, Joe Lampe and Kevin Priestly, students at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, were honored by the American Planning Association’s Minnesota Chapter (APA MN) on September 28 with the organization’s Outstanding Student Project Award. The students’ projects were completed in conjunction with the Resilient Communities Project’s year-long partnership with Brooklyn Park during the 2016–2017 academic year.
The City of Ramsey is RCP’s community partner for the 2017–2018 school year. A northwestern suburb of the Twin Cities only 25 miles from Minneapolis, Ramsey is located along the rapidly growing Interstate 94/U.S. Highway 10 corridor between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, and has a stop on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line.