Shape the Future of Minneapolis
The 2017 Community Connections Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in the next phase of Minneapolis 2040, the City's Comprehensive Plan update that shapes the future development of Minneapolis. City staff will be reporting back on progress to date and participants can discuss with staff and their neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity, and opportunity. Learn about the City’s history from artist-designed paper movies called "Crankies" and then work with artists to design your own for the future, use constraints and trade-offs to create more housing choices on a game board, and join a conversation about what role the City can play in making Minneapolis more equitable. Provide your input through interactive activities designed in collaboration with artists.
Minneapolis 2040 is also hosting two related Learning Labs at the conference that will provide additional context and discussion opportunities beyond the interactive activities that will be going on all day.
- 10:30 am - learn about a University of Minnesota project researching gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul and engage on what it means for planning the future of the City.
- 1:15 pm - learn about Mapping Prejudice, an effort underway to map historic racially-restrictive covenants in Minneapolis. Participate in a discussion about how these covenants and other practices led to segregated housing and demographic patterns that remain today.
If you’re interested in Minneapolis 2040 but can’t attend on April 1st, you can participate on the Minneapolis 2040 website. Sign up for project updates, use interactive maps, review past engagement activities, and engage with the same content you’ll find at the conference beginning on April 3rd. You can also hold your own discussion by downloading the updated Meeting-in-a-Box, again beginning on April 3rd.
Last updated Mar 27, 2017