The Minnesota Design Center is engaged in developing an Urban Design Framework for the University District in collaboration with The University District Alliance Committee. The University District is composed of the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota and the adjacent four communities. Phase 1 investigated how to restructure the District into a future model sustainable community. Understanding the community as a subset of greater urban and ecological systems is critical to understanding how it has come to be what it is today. This research provides the foundations for envisioning the possibilities for developing this human habitat in harmony with the bioclimatic regime of the region.
Minnesota Design Center
89 Church St SE
1 Rapson Hall (directions and maps)