April 2013

NEWS RELEASE | Minneapolis Parks Foundation launches next phase of Water Works park development

April 18, 2013 by Janette Law

RFP invites multi-discipline design teams to create design for dynamic site on the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is inviting design teams to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Water Works site on the Mississippi Riverfront. The selected design team will create the design for Water Works, a.....

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NEWS RELEASE | MPRB hosts May 2 community meetings to share updates on Scherer Park/Hall’s Island and other projects

April 15, 2013 by Janette Law

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 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Map & Directions Minneapolis,.....

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EVENT | Charles Birnbaum at CDES, 6PM tonight

by Janette Law

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 several others. > Event Details

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NEWS | St. Paul adopts Great River Passage

April 12, 2013 by Janette Law

Congratulations to the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department: The Great River Passage vision for reconnecting the city with the Mississippi River was adopted by the St. Paul City Council this week. Bravo!

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The conversation continues – RiverFirst Insights Clip 2

April 10, 2013 by Janette Law

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 problems and how technology and social media connect a new.....

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Researchers say parks relieve stress

April 8, 2013 by Janette Law

Can simply walking through a park help relieve stress? Some Scottish researchers think so. Recent findings by a Scottish company testing portable EEG (electroencephalogram) machines showed that walking through a park for even a short period of time calmed the brainwaves of study participants. Results of this kind speak to the relationship between people and.....

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Drop in on an insightful conversation between two leading designers

April 3, 2013 by Janette Law

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 Minnesota. Listen in as Leader and Fisher discuss the relationship.....

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