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Project Spotlight: Measuring Costs of Services for Rural Land Uses in Scott County

Aerial view of Odowd Lake and surrounding development, Scott County

Project Goal: Conduct a Cost of Community Services Study for the County's three broad land use categories
Project Lead: Brad Davis, Scott County Planning and Resource Management Director
Course Match: PA 5113: State and Local Public Finance
Student Researcher: Terin Mayer, PhD Student in Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
Instructor: Dr. Jerry (Zhirong) Zhao, Professor in Humphrey School of Public Affairs

 tschi066  December 13, 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

RCP Attends League of Minnesota Cities Conference

Picture of RCP exhibitor table at League of MN Cities conferenceWe had a great time exhibiting at the League of Minnesota Cities conference in Duluth, MN earlier this summer.

 tschi066  July 23, 2019   Read more

Accepting Proposals for Small-Scale Partnerships for Fall Semester

Accepting Proposals for Small-Scale Partnerships for Fall Semester

The Resilient Communities Project accepts Small-Scale Partnership proposals on a rolling basis for a wide range of project topics across all divisions and departments in your agency. 

 tschi066  July 18, 2019   Read more

Apply to be our next Partner Community!

Apply to be our next partner community

We are now accepting proposals from Minnesota cities, counties, tribal governments, special districts, and regional government agencies or collaboratives!

We offer two partnership opportunities to meet your community needs: 

 tschi066  July 08, 2019   Read more

Scott County CDA partners with UofM Students

UofM students and partner community project leads from Scott County CDA


Check out this 
College of Design blog post to read about the work of Housing Studies students and our partner community, Scott County!

We partnered with the Scott County CDA this past year to explore their question: How can we increase landlord participation in our rental assistance programs? 

 tschi066  June 13, 2019   Read more

Waconia Sun Patriot: Permit for events at Andrew Peterson Farm gets OK

Andrew Peterson Farmstead
Andrew Peterson Farm

By James Stitt, originally published in the Waconia Sun Patriot, May 11, 2016

The Carver County Historical Society took another step towards restoration of the Andrew Peterson Farm in Laketown Township, as the county board approved a conditional use permit for the development and use of the property.

 mgreco  May 11, 2019   Read more

Join us for the End of Year Celebration!

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Thursday, May 9th, 2:00–4:30 pm

Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room (3rd Floor) 
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

 rcpgra  April 11, 2019   Read more
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