Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2013-2014 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of North St. Paul. The City of North St. Paul allocated additional funds to infrastructure improvements and development of a living streets policy. Project lead Paul Ammerman partnered with students in PH 6100: Topics in Environmental Health: Urban Ecosystems, to assess the public health impacts of a living streets plan as one way to increase public support for living streets initiatives in their neighborhoods. The students recommended that North St. Paul include rain gardens in the plan, enhance urban greenspace in the city, implement sidewalks, and endorse an active living approach to municipal redevelopment. The students' final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PH 6100: Topics in Environmental Health: Urban Ecosystems, taught by Dr. Betsy Wattenberg, Dr. Petrona Lee, and Dr. Matt Simcik in spring 2014.
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.
Narten, Elizabeth; Wydra, Teegan; Yang, Emily.
A Public Health Assessment of the North St. Paul Living Streets Plan.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
Content distributed via the University of Minnesota's Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor.