2012

The Next Generation of Parks | Pirrama Park, Sydney

November 26, 2012 by Elizabeth Hixson

Meet Pirrama Park, an award-winning, multifunctional public park in Sydney, Australia. This new waterfront amenity reflects the site’s maritime history and educates visitors about water through playful elements. The name, Pirrama, comes from the local indigenous name for the area. Scope According to the City of Sydney, the 1.8 hectacre (4.45 acre) Pirrama Park’s design.....

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GTMD | Experiencing technical difficulties

November 15, 2012 by Janette Law

In the old days it would be a TV screen filled with snow, but in today’s online world of a 24-hour fundraising frenzy it’s the “spinning wheel.” Many are experiencing trouble accessing our SiteSeeing page on Razoo’s Give to the Max site; and the page you do view may not reflect the true level of.....

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EVENT | This Thursday, Nov 15, Please “Give to the Max” to support SiteSeeing for kids

November 12, 2012 by Janette Law

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 15, 2012! Last year, donors from all over contributed to the “tree-covery” effort for North Minneapolis neighborhoods devastated by the spring 2011 tornado. Thank you! This year, we’re asking you to support our SiteSeeing Design Curriculum. Our Give to the Max Day Goal is $11,000, for youngsters.....

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The Next Generation of Parks | Atlanta BeltLine

November 5, 2012 by Elizabeth Hixson

Project Atlanta BeltLine, Georgia, USA Can we leverage parks and transit corridors to build a better, more connected city? Atlanta’s BeltLine, a multifaceted plan to add transit, parks, trails, affordable housing, art, preservation, and clean polluted sites, does just that. Initially the vision of a graduate student’s doctoral thesis, the BeltLine gained traction with the.....

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Register for the "World Tour of Parks" hosted by the Minneapolis Club

EVENT | “World Tour of the Next Generation of Parks™,” Thur, Nov 8, 5 PM, hosted by the Minneapolis Club

October 24, 2012 by Janette Law

Mary deLaittre, MPF Executive Director, will be giving her World Tour of the Next Generation of Parks™ presentation, Thursday, November 8, 5 PM, at the Minneapolis Club. The “Premier Camaraderie Event” welcomes non-Minneapolis Club members. Tickets are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, a beverage prior to the presentation and parking; reserve online, or email Concierge@MplsClub.org.

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Metz: Sweet & Salt

WATCH | Last Monday’s “Sweet & Salt” Next Generation of Parks lecture featuring Tracy Metz

October 4, 2012 by Janette Law

The Rapson Hall auditorium at the U o M College of Design was full last Monday for Tracy Metz’s Minnesota stop on her Sweet & Salt lecture tour, which will also take her to Harvard, MIT, and the Van Alen Institute among many other prestigious organizations. Catch what you missed – or review what you.....

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Minne departs Wirth Lake, Wednesday, October 3

October 2, 2012 by Janette Law

Hello, Minne Fans! The graceful lady is departing from Wirth Lake tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3. She’ll take a brief hiatus here in the Twin Cities before heading for a temporary home-away-from-home this winter. We’ll share the details soon! It’s a lovely fall Tuesday to visit Minne – so please stop by this evening, if you.....

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DESIGN Q+A | Preview Monday’s “Sweet & Salt” lecture with these insights from speaker Tracy Metz

September 26, 2012 by Janette Law

Tracy Metz will speak on her new book, Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch, this Monday, October 1, as our Next Generation of Parks™ lecturer. This week, Tracy gives us a glimpse into her perspective on waterfront placemaking in the 21st century. Our own Kary Delaria provided the questions. Hear more from Tracy and.....

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EVENT | Next Generation of Parks, Monday, Oct 1: Sweet & Salt (Water & the Dutch) with Tracy Metz

September 11, 2012 by Janette Law

Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture International Journalist & Harvard Visiting Fellow Tracy Metz on Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch Monday, October 1, 6:00 PM FREE University of Minnesota, Rapson Hall Directions & Parking For centuries the Dutch have created their land to defend it from water. Today, a changing climate is challenging traditional.....

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EVENT | “America’s Great Outdoors” with Ken Salazar, Friday, August 17, presented by Trust for Public Land

August 14, 2012 by Janette Law

Trust for Public Land Presents Join the Discussion When: Friday, August 17, 2012 Time: 10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Where: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Hubert H. Humphrey Center-Cowles Auditorium 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Map Please join Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for a town hall discussion on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.....

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