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July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

** Please note location change ** Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer and Jack DeWaard, Assistant Professor -Department of Sociology, Minnesota Population Center – University of Minnesota Behind many demographic changes are migration patterns – the movement of people from one place to another.  Despite what we hear about being a transient population where people are more likely..
May 16 – What You Don’t Know About Preserving Modern Architecture (plus a Tour of the A-Mill Lofts)

May 16 – What You Don’t Know About Preserving Modern Architecture (plus a Tour of the A-Mill Lofts)

Historic preservation is changing – are we ready for it? Building materials, construction technology, and design philosophy changed dramatically in the post war period. As these buildings and construction methods merge into our historic lexicon, we are confronted with new challenges for adaptive reuse, retrofit, understanding historic significance, and heritage preservation. This “Top Ten” list..
Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

You love your city. You enjoy open, engaging, and provocative conversations on a wide variety of topics. You would love a place that encourages thoughtful conversation among community members who work to improve the quality of life in the Twin Cities. Cuningham Group aims to uplift the human experience through storytelling, active listening, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and designing beautiful places. Part of..
October 18, 2016 – Transformative Placemaking

October 18, 2016 – Transformative Placemaking

 Max Musicant, Founder and “Chair-man”, The Musicant Group. How a process-driven approach to creating place is building community and boosting commercial activity in the Twin Cities and beyond. What do a bus stop, a block party, and an office building atrium have in common? How can we, as a society, simultaneously create economic prosperity and equitable communities?..
September 20, 2016 – Designing a City for Zero Storm Water Discharge

September 20, 2016 – Designing a City for Zero Storm Water Discharge

Brett Emmons, Founding Principal, Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. and Tom Link, Community Development Director, City of Inver Grove Heights As a vanguard approach to storm water management, the City of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota worked alongside stakeholders, consultants, and city officials to incorporate a system that allowed for greater environmental benefits, greater system functionality,..