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Considering applying to be a Resilient Communities Project partner?

RCP is offering virtual office hours via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday through April 15. This is a great way to meet with RCP staff one-on-one to learn more about the program, ask questions, or discuss a project idea or partnership!

 tschi066  March 08, 2021   Read more

Planning the Shift from Cars to Shared Mobility in Suburban Areas

Implementation phases for a shared mobility hub

Implementation phases for a shared mobility hub

Originally appeared in CTS News, November 2, 2020

The way Americans travel is undergoing a shift, and the way communities are laid out may have to shift as well. Student researchers from the U of M looked into shared mobility hubs as a way of updating transit within suburban areas.

 mgreco  November 16, 2020   Read more

CTS Catalyst: Student project analyzes road-funding tools for small suburban cities

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Photo: Shutterstock

CTS Catalyst, July 2020

The City of Ramsey is wearing down its roads faster than it can fund their maintenance and construction. In light of this, the city is investigating ways to fund road projects sustainably, and it partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (RCP) to advance the investigation.

 mgreco  July 16, 2020   Read more

Scott County Scene: U of M Project Studies Cost of Community Services in Rural Areas

From the Scott County Scene, April/May 2020

 mgreco  April 30, 2020   Read more

League of Minnesota Cities Partners with RCP to Address Opioid Epidemic

League of Minnesota Cities Partners with RCP to Address Opioid Epidemic

Cities in Minnesota want to know how best to respond to the opioid epidemic that is impacting communities across the state. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 422 people in Minnesota died from an opioid overdose in 2017 and 2,037 experienced a non-fatal overdose. 

 tschi066  December 17, 2019   Read more

Register for RCP Webinar or Office Hours

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Considering applying to be a Resilient Communities Project partner in 2020? RCP is offering two opportunities in the New Year for you to learn how the program works, how to apply, and have your questions about RCP answered in real time. 

RCP Informational Webinar 

This webinar has concluded. A recorded version of the webinar is available (download PowerPoint slides from the webinar)

 mgreco  December 13, 2019   Read more

RCP–Carver County Retrospective

Carver County Photo Collage

During the 2015–2016 academic year, RCP and the University of Minnesota partnered with Carver County on 29 projects that included collaboration with four divisions at the County (Administrative Services, Planning and Water Management, Public Health, and Social Services) and three cities in Carver (Victoria, Watertown, and Chaska), as well as the county’s community development agency, transit authority, historical society, and school district.

 mgreco  November 21, 2019   Read more

RCP Presents at State and National Conferences this Fall

Logos for APA Minnesota, MetroLab, and the Center for Transportation Studies

This past fall, RCP staff attended several state and national conferences to share our stories about the projects and people that help to make RCP partnerships successful.

MetroLab Summit Panel

 mgreco  November 14, 2019   Read more

Schedule your RCP Proposal Development Workshop!

RCP Proposal Development Workshop

Is your community interested in submitting a proposal for a Large-Scale RCP Partnership but not sure how to get started? Contact us at rcp@umn.edu to schedule an RCP Proposal Development Workshop! 

During this interactive workshop, you can expect to: 

 tschi066  September 23, 2019   Read more

Join us for the Community-Engaged Research & Practice Workshop Series this Fall!

Workshop Series: Community-Engaged Research & Practice

Join us this fall semester for the Community-Engaged Research & Practice Workshop Series

This workshop series is designed to help you build a toolbox of skills for engaging in community-based research and practice. You can attend one workshop, or complete the entire series. University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are welcome to attend. The workshops are free, and light refreshments will be provided.

 tschi066  September 17, 2019   Read more

Fall Semester independent study opportunities with RCP

Call for Student Researchers: Independent study opportunities with RCP
Call for Graduate Student Researchers

The Resilient Communities Project has two opportunities for graduate students interested in enrolling in an independent study to work on a research project with local city staff during the fall 2019 semester.

We are looking for graduate students who are interested in local government policy, issues of community resilience and sustainability, and building research skills to work on projects proposed by our partners, the city of St. Anthony Village and the city of Ramsey.  

 tschi066  August 21, 2019   Read more

Welcome new RCP Advisory Committee members

Our advisory committee is growing! This fall, we welcome two new student members from the Department of Political Science: Victoria Nikonov and Ava Thompson. They join a dedicated group of 18 RCP Advisory Committee members that includes faculty, students, and staff from the U of MN, as well as city and county representatives from our past RCP partnerships. Read on to learn more about Victoria and Ava, and the perspectives they bring to their work on the committee. 

Victoria Nikonov

 mgreco  August 20, 2019   Read more
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