The Southwest Hmong Community Center (SWHCC) is a community-driven project led by Project Uniting Southwest Hmong (PUSH) in the city of Tracy, the city of Walnut Grove, and surrounding areas of Southwest Minnesota. The project focused on a site with existing buildings in the city of Tracy, and developed a master plan that meets community needs, including a community gathering space, a cultural museum, a renovated greenhouse, a new cold climate winter greenhouse, and areas for food growing and community gardens.
The research and participatory design process documented in this report, conducted from February 2018 to June 2018, was facilitated by the Design for Community Resilience program at the Center for Sustainable Building Research, College of Design, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. It was funded by the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (SWRSDP), Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and Project Uniting Southwest Hmong (PUSH).
University of Minnesota Extension Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (Southwest RSDP), University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), Project Uniting Southwest Hmong (PUSH), University of Minnesota College of Design Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR)
Singh, Virajita; Chang, Xin.
Southwest Hmong Community Center: Tsev Nqeeb on the Prairie Master Plan.
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