Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Minnetonka. Minnetonka has many residential neighborhoods, but neighborhood representation and participation varies widely--from a few formal neighborhood organizations to numerous informal associations and, in many cases, no organizational representation at all. Minnetonka project lead and city planner Jeff Thomson worked with students in LS 5100 to employ a design thinking approach to determine how residents currently envision community in Minnetonka and how to leverage these relationships to improve community participation. The students' final presentation is available.
Presentation created by students enrolled in LS 5993: Design Thinking Challenge Lab, taught by Virajita Singh in fall 2012.
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.
Hendricks, Jo Ann.
Design Thinking, Neighborhood, Community.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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