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Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)  [2339]

Persistent link to this collection: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/3561

Established in 1968, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is an all-University applied research and technical assistance center that helps the University of Minnesota fulfill its land grant and urban missions by connecting faculty and student researchers with nonprofit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local governments, and state agencies in Minnesota. CURA supports research and publishes policy-oriented reports on a wide range of urban and regional issues.


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Nonprofit Use of Deep Winter Greenhouses: Minnesota Case Studies

Masterpole, Zoë (University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, 2020)
A Deep Winter Greenhouse (DWG) captures solar heat and enables the growth of cold-weather crops all winter long, using minimal inputs of external light and heat. This report presents nine case studies of non-farm DWGs ...

Future of the Old Auditorium Adaptive Reuse Plan

Singh, Virajita; Leong, Kenos; Whittaker, Meighan (2019-11)
This research project supported a community effort with the Pennington County Old Auditorium Committee and other partners in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to develop a conceptual plan for the future of an existing historic ...

Active Living in Scott County, MN: A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to and Facilitators of Physical Activity for Somali and Latinx Women

Brown, Calla; Boesch, Tyler; Yun, Heejung; Lawler, Katie; Acikgo, Meral (Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota, 2019)
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between Scott County and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The goal of this project was to investigate the ...

Driving Toward an Electric Future: Policy and Research for Electric Vehicles

Napoline, Kimberly (Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota, 2019)
This project was completed as part of a partnership between City of St. Anthony Village and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The goal of this project was to provide ...

Healthy and Equitable Development: Trends and Possibilities in the Suburbs

Wardoku, Maria; Brown, Peter Hendee; Greco, Mike; Rockwell, Sam (Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota, 2017-04)
What prevents Minnesota communities from building healthier, more equitable developments? In this report, researchers share the thoughts of community members, elected officials, city staff, and developers in first-ring ...

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