Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2015-2016 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Carver County. In response to changing demographics in Carver County, the County Parks Department was looking for ways to increase engagement with and participation from communities of color in parks and recreation planning. The goal of this project was to develop specific strategies for the Parks Department to better reach communities of color. Carver County project lead Sam Pertz partnered with students in PA 8081: Participating in Policy and Planning Capstone Workshop, to create an engagement toolkit for Carver County Parks Department that included maps of current park usage, a list of contacts and entry points to better reach communities of color in Carver County, an example engagement process design, and engagement measurement tools. The students' final report and poster are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 8081: Participating in Policy and Planning Capstone Workshop, taught by Dr. Kathy Quick in spring 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.
Demler, Chuck; Dickens, Kaela; Hartmann, Joseph; Nightingale, Laurel; Perano, Kalli.
Increasing Engagement with Communities of Color: A Toolkit for Carver County Parks and Recreation.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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