Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The City of Rosemount is home to several residential developments governed by Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs), which serve as intermediaries between residents and local governments. HOAs often share responsibility with cities for the maintenance of public spaces, including sidewalk maintenance and snow and tree removal. Yet because there is no standard arrangement for which party bears which responsibilities and no formal channels of communication between the two parties, the lines of authority are often unclear. The goal of this project was to identify opportunities for City collaboration and partnership with HOAs to provide public benefit and improved services. In collaboration with city project lead Christine Watson, Public Works Coordinator for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 8081: Public/Private Partnerships examined the legal and social positions HOAs and provided recommendations for how the City can more effectively collaborate with HOAs to deliver services and engage residents in HOA governance. A report, presentation, and handout from the project are available.
Report, presentation, and handout completed by students enrolled in PA 8081: Public/Private Partnerships, taught by Jim Westcott and Kevin Gerdes in spring 2015.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu
Weber Carle, Christine; Kelly, Anthony; Ratte, David; Huiras Ziegler, Laura.
A Tale of Two Trees: Community Engagement Opportunities Between Homeowners Associations and The City of Rosemount.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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