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
During this interactive workshop, you can expect to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.