Re-imagine the Riverfront
JXTA youth bring their creative visions to a complex design problem and look to make a section of the riverfront accessible to this Northside community!
Our Environmental Design lab has teamed-up with Minneapolis Parks Foundation, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City of Minneapolis to conduct community engagement work for the Great Northern Green Way Trail Link. Door-knocking, community bike and kayak tours and data collection using artist designed zines have so far resulted in a proposal which connects 26th Ave. N to Ole Olson Park and a newly enlivened former industrial site along the Mississippi River.
Recently the Enviro team presented their new plans along with Planning Director for the City of Detroit, Maurice Cox, who specializes in democratic design and citizen planning. Attendees got to hear about a summer full of creative problem solving with community and plans to bring more green infrastructure and employment to the Northside.