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Sustainable Neighborhood Design

Date: 11/05/2011

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Rapson Hall

Cost: Free but registration required. Follow link below.


The Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), and the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota are convening a one-day conference to discuss the trends and elements of Sustainable Neighborhood Design. Fifteen years ago, green buildings were in their infancy and much research was being conducted on what should be the attributes a green building. Today the same questions are being asked about sustainable neighborhoods. What are they, what do they look like and what are the elements that are present in a sustainable neighborhood will be explored during this conference. Presentations will include local sustainable neighborhood projects at UMORE Park in Rosemount, the University District Alliance, The Ford Plant Site in St. Paul, and the Eco-Village in north Minneapolis.

The event includes a presentation by Stellan Fryxell, Swedish architect and project manager for the renowned sustainable development, Hammarby Sjostad, near Stockholm.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Community leaders, neighborhood leaders, designers and architects, city planners, funding agencies, city engineers, government officials, faculty and students.

For more information please contract Richard Strong at Center for Sustainable Building Research stron081@umn.edu and put Sustainable Neighborhood in the subject line.


  • Name: Missy Collins
  • E-mail: mcollins@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-4808
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

Reservation Information:

Workshop is free but registration is required. Register here.

More information: http://design.umn.edu/events

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Melissa Collins, College of Design, at mcollins@umn.edu or 612-626-3614.

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