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 …
Tonight, 6-8PM, Charles Birnbaum, founder & president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will be lecturing at the University of Minnesota on the subject Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation. The program is sponsored by the College of Design Dean’s office, the Department of Landscape Architecture and …Read More
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
A very interesting article about the Atlanta BeltLine in the New York Times: The scale of the project – 22 miles of rails to trails and parks – is ambitious and will transform the city. The article addresses the impact just a few miles of …Read More
RiverFirst Steering Committee
January 17, 2013
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome: John Erwin welcomed Committee members and visitors and called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Noted that this project is a tremendous public-private collaboration. The …
Position, Goals and Challenges
As part of the RiverFirst Vision for the Mississippi River corridor, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is designing an exciting eight-acre riverfront park on the former Scherer Bros. lumberyard site in Northeast Minneapolis.
Along with …Read More