Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2016-2017 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. Renters make up a significant portion of the total Brooklyn Park population, but are historically less engaged in civic life. Brooklyn Park community engagement staff wanted to identify strategies to encourage greater participation in community life among renters. The goal of this project was to develop tailored communication strategies to better connect with renters and to help the city improve service delivery to areas with higher concentrations of renters. Three students in Kathy Quick’s PA 5145 course worked with City of Brooklyn Park project lead Lidiya Girma to develop a set of recommendations organized around three themes: building trust, direct engagement, and ongoing engagement. The final report and engagement diagram are available.
Report and engagement diagram completed by students enrolled in PA 5145: Civic Participation in Public Affairs, taught by Kathy Quick in fall 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Omar, Mustafa; Vohs, Margaret; Showalter, Elizabeth.
Increasing Renters' Participation in City and Civic Life.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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