What's New

Call for Student Research Posters

Student explaining research at RCP End-of-Year Celebration

The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is now accepting submissions for research posters to be showcased at a poster session during the RCP End-of-Year Celebration, which will be held on May 9. 

 tschi066  February 15, 2019   Read more

Spring Semester at RCP

UofM students on a site visit for a class project

It’s spring semester here at the U of MN and at RCP, where we continue to grow our network around the University. This semester, we’ll be partnering with several academic departments for the first time.

 tschi066  January 24, 2019   Read more

Call for Student Researchers

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Are you a U of M student interested in working on a RCP project this semester or in the future? Are you a faculty member with a student/students that are looking for a meaningful research opportunity? RCP is seeking students interested in working on projects with our partners, Scott and Ramsey Counties this semester!

 rcpgra  January 22, 2019   Read more

Save the Date: RCP's End-of-Year Celebration is May 9

Faculty, students, and community partners mingle at RCP’s End-of-Year Celebration on May 4. Photo © Steve Schneider 2018

Mark your calendars for our End-of-Year Celebration on May 9!

Thursday, May 9 from 2:00-4:30pm
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room

Join us to celebrate our year-long partnerships with Ramsey County and Scott County.

Connect with colleagues, hear from students and partner communities about the impact of their collaboration, and enjoy refreshments.

More details to follow. 

 tschi066  January 22, 2019   Read more

Learning to Listen: Students Work to Uncover Barriers to Voting in St. Paul

Students conduct exit polls at Jackson Elementary School

Above: A group of U of MN students enrolled in POLS 1914: Young Adult Political Action administer exit surveys at a polling place in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood. Photo by: Scott Abernathy

 rcpgra  December 12, 2018   Read more

Exploring Resiliency from Farm to Table

Students in SC4a site visit

Above: Students enrolled in Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (ESPM 5245) meet on site with a farmer in Scott County. Photo by Sarah Tschida

 rcpgra  November 30, 2018   Read more

Join us on December 7 for a Poster Session: Planning for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

You are invited to join us on Friday, December 7 for the Poster Session, Planning for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: From the urban core to the rural edge

Students in Professor Fernando Burga's class, PA 5211: Land Use Planning, have been working with Scott County through the Resilient Communities Project as well as the City of Minneapolis to plan for connected and autonomous vehicles in our region.

 tschi066  November 20, 2018   Read more

Register for the RCP Partnership Webinar

University of Minnesota welcome sign

Thinking about applying to be a Resilient Communities Project partner for the 2019–2020 academic year? 

Register for the upcoming Webinar

Staff will be available to answer your questions in real time. We'll walk through the application process, discuss partner eligibility and the selection process. 

RCP Partnership Webinar
Thursday, November 15th


 tschi066  November 02, 2018   Read more

Hope for the Historic—Helping Ramsey Honor Its Roots

Photo of Ramsey Town Hall

Photo by Steve Schneider © 2017

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.

 rcpgra  October 10, 2018   Read more

Apply Now to become RCP's Next Community Partner!

Photo of downtown

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.

 rcpgra  October 10, 2018   Read more

RCP Presents!

Photo of APA Conference Presentation

RCP collaborations were the focus of recent presentations at two local conferences.

 rcpgra  October 05, 2018   Read more

Introducing the RCP Team

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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!

 rcpgra  September 25, 2018   Read more

Projects to Follow This Fall at RCP

Photo of students in Sustainable Land Use & Planning on site visit in Jordan, MN

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.

 rcpgra  September 24, 2018   Read more

RCP Seeks Faculty Partners for Spring 2019 Term!

University of Minnesota welcome sign

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.

 tschi066  September 20, 2018   Read more
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