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Friday, November 04, 2016

The Next Generation of Parks Event Featuring Maurice Cox and Juxtaposition Arts (Fri. 4 Nov, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

The Next Generation of Parks Event
Featuring Maurice Cox and Juxtaposition Arts
7:00-8:30pm, Friday, November 4
Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota
FREE • Pre-register via Eventbrite
Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at Next Generation of Parks event
The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers

You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox. As Planning Director for the City of Detroit, Cox is leading a dramatic transformation that finds parks and public space at the intersection of design and social justice.

Part of the Next Generation of Parks™ series, the event will take place 7:00-8:30pm, Friday, November 4, in the Best Buy Theater of Northrop Auditorium. Tickets are free and pre-registration is encouraged via Eventbrite. A reception will follow the presentation.

Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams will interview Cox before inviting the audience into the conversation. Youth design apprentices from Juxtaposition Arts will open the event with a presentation of design ideas for future Upper Mississippi riverfront parks, along with a short video about the students’ work this past summer exploring north Minneapolis’s connection to the Mississippi River.

“Citizen planning and democratic design brings new voices to the table and uncovers creative solutions for shaping our communities’ future,” notes Tom Evers, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. “Through the Next Generation of Parks events, we aim to reimagine urban public spaces and raise expectations for Minneapolis and the region. Mr. Cox has been a national leader in urban planning while tackling some of the most daunting challenges facing American Cities and there are lessons we can learn through his work.”

Called the “Champion of the Neighborhoods,” Cox is a convener, who helps community members understand that it’s possible to change the world through design. He’ll share how Detroit is using citizen design to revitalize the city, including:

  • Re-knitting Detroit’s mosaic of vacant lands via a citywide network of greenways;
  • Understanding an emerging typology of water management and green- and public space;
  • Increasing access to natural amenities for lower-income communities in places like the city’s transforming international riverfront.

About Maurice Cox
Maurice Cox is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the New Orleans community. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. He served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2007-2010 where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governor’s Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw direct design grants to the design community across the U.S. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking of Design Intelligence.

Thank You to our 2016-2017 Partners & Sponsors
The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series is presented by Minnesota Public Radio and produced in partnership with the Walker Art Center and University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture, with additional support from the Cynthia Froid Group. The Park Foundation is grateful for their support. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please , Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships.

About the Minneapolis Parks Foundation The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit that brings visionary leadership, philanthropic investment and private sector expertise to support innovation and equity throughout the Minneapolis park system. It co-leads the RiverFirst Initiative with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and is responsible for private fundraising and implementation of the Water Works and 26th Ave N to Ole Olson projects. MPF supports innovative Minneapolis parks projects through equity funding and champions world-class design through its Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series. Become a Member at MplsParksFoundation.org.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

AIA-MN 2016 Convention and Product Exposition (Tue. 8 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - Sat. 12 Nov, 2016 1:00 pm)

Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!
November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Learn more

https://www.aia-mn.org/events/convention/

 

 

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

AIA-MN 2016 Convention and Product Exposition (Tue. 8 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - Sat. 12 Nov, 2016 1:00 pm)

Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!
November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Learn more

https://www.aia-mn.org/events/convention/

 

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

AIA-MN 2016 Convention and Product Exposition (Tue. 8 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - Sat. 12 Nov, 2016 1:00 pm)

Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!
November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Learn more

https://www.aia-mn.org/events/convention/

 

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

AIA-MN 2016 Convention and Product Exposition (Tue. 8 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - Sat. 12 Nov, 2016 1:00 pm)

Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!
November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Learn more

https://www.aia-mn.org/events/convention/

 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

AIA-MN 2016 Convention and Product Exposition (Tue. 8 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - Sat. 12 Nov, 2016 1:00 pm)

Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!
November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Learn more

https://www.aia-mn.org/events/convention/

 

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Webinar: Building the Case for Green Infrastructure: Outreach & Education (Tue. 15 Nov, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Webinar: Building the Case for Green Infrastructure: Outreach & Education November 15, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Register Now!

Hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, this webinar is part of the Green Infrastructure Webcast Series highlighting implementation of green infrastructure and opportunities for enhancing established programs.
Designing, implementing, and maintaining green infrastructure at the local level requires support and participation from the community and this presentation will address strategies and lessons learned from two dynamic outreach and education programs:

For questions on the webcast series, please contact Katelyn Amraen (amraen.katelyn@epa.gov).

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Minnesota Design Team (MDT) (Wed. 16 Nov, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

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Minnesota Design Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
Participants are encouraged to bring a sack dinner.

The next regular meeting of the Minnesota Design Team is on Wednesday, November 16th - Save the Date! No RSVP required - all are welcome.

Location:
AIA Minnesota Boardroom
International Market Square (IMS)
275 Market Street, Ste. 54
Minneapolis
(Enter the IMS lobby, go up the steps on the left, and proceed to the Boardroom - just passed the deli/shop.)

If you have any questions, please email Sam Crosby at scrosby@whitebearlake.org.

Learn more about Minnesota Design Team at http://www.aia-mn.org/get-involved/committees/minnesota-design-team/mdt-membership-programs/