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Is Design Still Relevant? A Conversation On Why Capital Markets Truly Control City Building and What We Can Do About It.

Is Design Still Relevant? A Conversation On Why Capital Markets Truly Control City Building and What We Can Do About It.

Colleen Carey, president and founder of The Cornerstone Group Who REALLY shapes the cities in which we live – developers, architects, planners? Why do development projects tend to look the same? How do we support innovation and creativity and the pursuit of “something better”? Let’s have a lively conversation about how we are going to get..
Shopping for Toys for Tots

Shopping for Toys for Tots

Cuningham Group loves spreading holiday spirit! We searched high and low to find the most passionate shoppers here at Cuningham Group. Our fantastic team worked hard this year for our annual Toys for Tots collection. With donations from Cuningham Group employees, our elves managed to purchase an impressive sleigh load. We can’t wait to put smiles..
Cuningham Group Volunteers with Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Cuningham Group Volunteers with Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Cuningham Group team members volunteered with Free Bikes 4 Kidz this past week in preparation for their Bike Giveaway event at the Mall of America. Our fantastic team helped clean and refurbish the bikes in preparation for the event. Over the past seven years, FB4K has given away over 25,000 bikes and as they would say, “25,000..
Journalist’s Roundtable

Journalist’s Roundtable

David Brauer, Peter Callaghan, Bill Lindeke Get three of the Twin Cities’ top journalists in a room, give them a few topics to discuss, sit back and roll the tape. For the next several Urban Currents, we will gather three esteemed urban journalists and facilitate a wide-ranging roundtable discussion. We don’t know where it will go, but..
CANstruction Minneapolis a Success!

CANstruction Minneapolis a Success!

CANstruction Success! Cuningham Group team members spent this past Saturday at the 10th Annual CANstruction Competition creating a six-foot tall octopus and donating over 7,500 cans of tuna to Second Harvest Heartland, a Minneapolis-St. Paul food bank. Cuningham Group took home two awards for this year’s sea creature: “Jurors Choice” and “Most Cans”! Great job,..
The Power of Voice: From EdTech to Everyone

The Power of Voice: From EdTech to Everyone

Dr. Charlie Miller, Chief Design Officer, Vidku; Jim Leslie, CEO, Vidku What do you get when a product that was never meant to become a company suddenly receives venture capital interest? The answer is simple: a company. In this story, that company is Vidku. Come meet Charlie and Jim and join the discussion about Flipgrid,..
What’s Your Story? How Storytelling Techniques Can Improve your Communications Effectiveness

What’s Your Story? How Storytelling Techniques Can Improve your Communications Effectiveness

Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT Matt Kucharski from PadillaCRT, one of the area’s most respected communications agencies, will share examples of how some of today’s best organizations are using strategic storytelling techniques to cut through the clutter. As a member of PadillaCRT’s Executive Leadership Team, Matt wears a number of important hats. In addition..
Urban Energy for the 21st Century

Urban Energy for the 21st Century

Ani Backa, Government Affairs, Community Relations and Economic Development, Xcel Energy Energy customers – individuals, businesses, institutions and cities – are demanding their energy be produced in a more sustainable manner. For energy companies, this means moving towards renewables, solar, off the grid and other cleaner more responsible forms energy production. Ani Backa will discuss..
Our Opportunity to Make the Cities a 21st Century Hub for Manufacturing

Our Opportunity to Make the Cities a 21st Century Hub for Manufacturing

Ben VandenWymelenberg, Founder/CEO WOODCHUCK USA As we enter the third industrial revolution, boundaries between the design and manufacturing process are quickly vanishing.  Computer controlled fabrication methods together with collaborative design thinking have greatly accelerated the pace of product development; what used to take months, now takes days. Today, one can move from idea to market..
New Ways to Do Co-Working Spaces: Art, Inspiration, and the MIA

New Ways to Do Co-Working Spaces: Art, Inspiration, and the MIA

Sarah Lutman, Principal, Lutman & Associates In 2012 the Minneapolis Institute of Arts published DNA: Dynamic New Approach after considering the social, economic, demographic, technological, and political trends affecting museums. MIA leaders announced the plan, saying that a new museum model must be forged that meets the expectations of today’s audiences by offering them opportunities to..