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UPDATED! RiverFirst riverfront Movie Series, Mondays, Aug 5-12-19

July 31, 2013 by Janette Law

Food Trucks Cancelled for tonight, Aug 19 (But, as they say, the show must go on! … 15 mins after sunset) Hit the Upper Riverfront for three weeks of great views – on screen and off! Featuring two food trucks nightly! (Click on poster to download pdf)

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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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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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