Updates

  • April 29, 2019

    Towerside's 2019 Forum brought together members and stakeholders to shape the Innovation District's future

  • April 17, 2019

    MPRB approves $1.4M for first ever use of Park Dedication Fees for the design and acquisition of key park site in Towerside

  • January 16, 2019

    Community leader and board member Del Hampton serving as Interim Chief Executive

  • December 13, 2018

    MPRB's East of the River Park Master Plan proposes connecting the Grand Rounds 'Missing Link' through the Bridal Veil Regional Trail

  • October 17, 2018

    EcoDistricts Summit hosted in Minneapolis - Saint Paul www.summit.ecodistricts.org

  • October 13, 2018

    Annual Prospect Park Harvest Festival and first Puppet Parade

Blog

From the Neighborhood Up: EcoDistricts Incubator

May 15, 2018 by towersideadmin

Towerside attended the EcoDistricts Incubator program in Portland this May with support from the Surdna Foundation and Minnesota Design Center. The dynamic three-day workshop brought together key project stakeholders from six district and neighborhood-scale projects around the country. In this charrette-style learning environment EcoDistricts helped each team create a customized Roadmap for their project.

Our goal was to accelerate the integration of equity, resilience, and sustainability into our work and become part of this growing community of practice in cutting edge urban redevelopment. Towerside is exploring how the EcoDistricts Protocol can be used as a management tool to guide this complex work, connect us with other global leaders in this field, and serve as a resource for other district-scale projects around the Twin Cities region.

Join Towerside Board of Directors and Members at the University of Minnesota on June 28th for a daylong EcoDistricts Foundation course to learn more about lead neighborhood projects using the EcoDistricts Protocol standard for community development.