In this video, Charlene K. Roise, President of Hess Roise and Company in Minneapolis talks to Jon Commers, Principal at Donjek, Inc. in St. Paul about the historical identity and community interactions with the central and upper Mississippi River. Roise discusses the changing relationship with …Read More
This slideshow previews the potential public-private funding strategies for RiverFirst. Included are demographic maps of the RiverFirst area, key themes for implementation, findings about perception and approach to implementation, and broad Priority Project funding projections.
Donjeck Inc. completed the Finance Strategy analysis and recommendations and …
Naomi Pescovitz of KSTP-TV Channel 5 covered RiverFirst last night. This is an excellent segment featuring Tom Leader and several community members, and captures the importance of RiverFirst to the region.Read More
This animated future “day in the park” helps you imagine the very special connection to the Mississippi River that Scherer and Hall’s Island will provide: Recreation and amenities together with new habitat, all with the city skyline in view. Thank you, Tom Leader Studio!
If you’re following RiverFirst design or looking forward to our forthcoming Finance Strategy, you’ll appreciate this Executive Summary presentation.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioners heard, Wednesday, May 1, a summary of progress from the RiverFirst Design Team and the RiverFirst Initiative, who have completed …
Sheila Kennedy of Kennedy & Violich Architecture gave this evocative quote to Chris Bentley for the Architect’s Newspaper:
“Sometimes I think of our design process as stripping away the thin industrial layer that covers the site to reveal the river as it actually is,” said …
Tom Leader and Tom Fisher conclude their conversation about trends in landscape architecture. In the third clip of their conversation, they discuss the growing tendency of landscape architects to take the lead on urban design projects, growing public interest in systems, rather than structures and …Read More
PUBLIC HAS TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ABOUT SCHERER PARK/HALL’S ISLAND, NEW RIVERFRONT TRAILS AND OTHER AMENITIES
Thursday, May 2, 2013
11 AM – 12:00 PM Community Open House
6 – 8:00 PM Public Meeting: Presentations begin at 6:10 PM
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Tom Fisher and Tom Leader continue their conversation about the role of landscape and urban design in shaping our cities. In this second installment of RiverFirst Insights, Fisher and Leader discuss various topics including how landscape design can be a strategic response to a city’s …Read More
We are pleased to share our first RiverFirst Insights clip, the first in a series of three. The clip is taken from a conversation between Tom Leader, Principal of Tom Leader Studios, and Tom Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of …Read More