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
The Hall’s Island bills (S.F. 1261 – Dziedzic/H.F. 1474 – Loeffler) didn’t get a hearing in the Minnesota Legislature by the March 14 deadline (see this post).
But Sen. Dziedzic and Rep. Loeffler introduced legislation this week that amends a 2010 Legacy appropriations bill to allow …
We’re on pins and needles waiting to hear – as of 3PM, Thursday, March 14 – whether bills circulating the Minnesota Legislature authorizing an exemption for Hall’s Island will be heard at Committee this week. If the bills get a hearing, then they will move …Read More
Did you know that by the time a drop of water from Lake Itasca reaches the “dead zones” near the mouth of the Mississippi River, it’s nearly depleted of oxygen?
A group of Indigenous women are raising awareness about the River’s health as they walk …
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
Folks – Many have asked to whom they can express their support for the restoration of Hall’s Island. Community comment is very important in the public process and we truly value what you have to say, to us and to others.
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