May 2013

News Release | Water Works design RPF draws international interest

May 22, 2013 by Janette Law

Five-member Designer Selection Committee to shortlist from 27 entries on June 11 Minneapolis, Minn. – Design teams from seven U.S. states and five European countries responded to the Water Works: A RiverFirst Signature Park Request for Proposal on Friday, May 17. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced the park and urban design RFP in April, seeking.....

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Next Gen Events | Watch Eelco Hooftman’s thoroughly enjoyable talk in Minneapolis, May 9

May 21, 2013 by Janette Law

Thanks to the Walker Art Center for creating and sharing this video.

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Tempelhof Airport Event

Next Generation of Parks | Tempelhof Berlin Case Study

May 6, 2013 by Janette Law

Overview Tempelhof is a 950-acre park site in the heart of Berlin, Germany, with nearly a thousand years of history in its soil. Named for its colonization by the Knights Templar in the 1200s, Tempelhof is 100 acres larger than New York’s Central Park and 200 acres larger than Wirth Park in Minneapolis. From its.....

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NEWS | Initial Findings emerge in RiverFirst Finance Strategy

May 5, 2013 by Janette Law

Lest you think we at the RiverFirst Initiative would go willy-nilly into visionary parks creation, we have prepared a strategy. A finance strategy to be precise, which Donjek Inc. presented – in Initial Findings form – to Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioners on Wednesday, May 1. We are quite proud of this Finance Strategy and.....

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