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DESIGN & LINKS | RiverFirst designers and students create bridge cladding from drift and recycled wood

  Blaine Brownell, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, recently co-taught a graduate-level intensive studio with Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich of KVA here in Minneapolis. Brownell writes, “Based on their suggestion, the students investigated … Continue reading

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DESIGN & LINKS | What cities are doing about disconnecting urban freeways

The Atlantic Cities has an interesting article about The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals, exploring the complex process by which cities are reconnecting neighborhoods cut off by highways and freeways. North Minneapolis has long been cut off from … Continue reading

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RiverFirst Vision, FINAL Approved, April 2012

View the RiverFirst Vision here. RiverFirst Vision (Final 2012) from RiverFirst Initiative To download the full PDF, click on the SlideShare link in the bottom left of the image

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NEWS RELEASE | Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to redefine \”City of Lakes” with RiverFirst

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to redefine \”City of Lakes” with RiverFirst Sweeping vision for Mississippi riverfront parks and public space will create largest expansion of nationally recognized park system in 100 years Minneapolis, Minn., March 29, 2012 … Continue reading

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News release: MPRB staff to recommend adopting riverfirst, 15 Feb 2012

News Release Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to recommend adopting RiverFIRST plan                   MPRB Planning Services will present \”next steps” recommendations to Park Board Planning Committee, Wednesday, February 15; Board to vote March 14 Minneapolis, Minn., February 10, 2012 – The … Continue reading

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via Mill City Times: Water Works community meeting, 15 Dec 2011

Thanks, again, to the Mill City Times for taping, editing and posting the 15 December 2011, community meeting informing the design and feasibility study (anticipated February 2012) of the Water Works/Fuji-Ya site. The project is co-presented by the Minneapolis Parks … Continue reading

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Guest post: Minneapolis Parks Foundation invites you to participate in Thurs, Dec 15, community meeting on new Water Works/Fuji-Ya design project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What could rise from the ruins of Minneapolis Water Works? Historic Central Riverfront site reinvention explored; Public invited to community meeting, 6-8:00 PM, Thursday, 15 December Minneapolis, Minn., December 1, 2011 – The ideas will flow Thursday, … Continue reading

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Video: RiverFIRST proposal presentation to MRDi steering committee, 21 Sep

RiverFIRST Parks Proposal Presentation, 21 Sep 2011 from MRDI on Vimeo. Following our public presentation of the draft RiverFIRST proposal for Minneapolis Mississippi Riverfront parks, design team TLS/KVA and finance consultants HR&A gave this presentation to the Minneapolis Riverfront Development … Continue reading

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RiverFIRST slideshow, presented by HRA and TLS/KVA September 2011

Filed under “better late than never”: you can click through the presentation below, or download it from SlideShare. Thanks! Slideshow: RiverFirst Design and Implementation Plan (presented Sept 2011) View more presentations from MplsRiverfrontDesign

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News release: Park Board keeps door wide open to public on future Upper Riverfront parks

News Release Park Board keeps door wide open to public on future Upper Riverfront parks Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board launches 45-day public comment period on draft RiverFIRST proposal, through November 6, 2011 Minneapolis, Minn., September 21, 2011 – Tonight, … Continue reading

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