2013

Water Works is in the “outline” stage, say designers (post 2 of 4 Q&A series)

December 9, 2013 by Janette Law

This is the second post in a special design Q+A series featuring SCAPE, the lead firm on the Water Works Design Team. We wanted to share more about how a schematic design is created, so we asked: “We’re in the ‘design framework’ phase of the process – what is that and why is it important?”.....

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“What was Water Works like the first time?” (Designer Q+A)

December 5, 2013 by Janette Law

In this first of a four part Question & Answer series with the Water Works Design Team, we asked them to take a step back in time – all the way to last September – when the designers first explored the complex site with project partners from MPF and Minneapolis Parks. We wondered, “What was.....

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Thank You!

November 15, 2013 by Janette Law

Twenty-six contributors made gifts to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation during “the great Minnesota give together.” The total raised to support the Next Generation of Parks™ during this year’s 24-hour Give to the Max Day was $2,984. Thank You!

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Help plan the agricultural experience in Minneapolis

November 11, 2013 by Julie Wedig

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has shared the current draft of its Urban Agriculture activity plan. Between now and December 21, they are encouraging all residents and park users to view the plan and provide feedback through minneapolisparks.org. The plan will be used as a baseline for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to.....

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SCAPE, Water Works team, presenting design options at public meeting, Thurs, Nov 14

October 29, 2013 by Julie Wedig

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be hosting a community meeting about the Central Mississippi Riverfront, where SCAPE and Rogers Partners from the  Water Works Design Team  will be featured guests. The team has been working on a design framework and concept scenarios for Water Works since their last visit in September, and they will be sharing.....

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RAND study: modest marketing and signage improvements effective at boosting park activity

October 27, 2013 by Julie Wedig

RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research company, recently released results from a study of 50 Los Angeles parks, indicating that a modest increase in marketing efforts can provide an increase of 7–12 percent in park exercise and activity – a cost-effective way to improve a community’s overall health. It’s recommended that adults participate in 150 minutes of physical activity.....

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Minne at Lake Nokomis

Minne Says Goodbye to Lake Nokomis, Tuesday, October 8

October 1, 2013 by Julie Wedig

Cooler weather and changing leaves mean another magical summer has gone by and it’s time for our beloved Minne to float into hibernation. She will be departing the morning of Tuesday, October 8. All season she has kept a careful watch over Cedar Avenue at the lagoon on Lake Nokomis. Thanks to everyone who came.....

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Mayoral Candidate Forum

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Design and Development

by Julie Wedig

What will the future mayor do to support smart design and encourage continued development in the city of Minneapolis? Seven candidates this past Thursday, September 26, had the chance to share their ideas and opinions on these very topics at the 2013 Mayoral Candidate Forum at International Market Square, hosted by American Institute of Architects.....

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Tangletown Gardens Event

CANCELED | Fall Foodie Bash at Tangletown Gardens, Oct. 12

September 30, 2013 by Julie Wedig

Canceled for this year – Thank you for your interest! Celebrate the harvest season to the tune of jazz music at a torch-lit event, where you can sample bites of scrumptious local food, matched with a special Oregon wine and local craft brews. Register today to reserve your spot—space may fill quickly. A big thanks.....

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