Updates

  • October 17, 2018

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

  • October 13, 2018

    Annual Prospect Park Harvest Festival

  • September 26, 2018

    Groundbreaking for The Louis, Aeon's latest affordable housing project.

  • July 22, 2018

    Towerside Framework for Implementation submitted to Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan www.oppidan.com

  • July 16, 2018

    Oppidan groundbreaking on the Pillars of Prospect Park. www.oppidan.com

  • May 11, 2018

    Towerside Board Members, staff, and consultants attend EcoDistricts Incubator in Portland.

  • April 25, 2018

    2018 Innovation Matters Forum & Towerside Member Meeting at UEL.

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.