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Resilient Communities Project (RCP)

North St. Paul City Hall

SERVES: local governments and regional entities in Minnesota

PROGRAM: The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is a highly successful, cross-disciplinary program that supports one-year partnerships between a selected community and the university, facilitating faculty-supervised course-based projects that meet city-identified sustainability needs. RCP is intended to better connect University resources with communities, regional entities, and organizations interested in sustainability in the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in Minnesota. RCP provides the community with access to hundreds of students and faculty across a range of academic disciplines, from design, planning, and engineering to business, environmental sciences, and the humanities. In addition, the program offers students real-world opportunities to apply their knowledge and training, as well as to engage with students in other programs and fields of study.

RCP is an initiative of the Sustainability Faculty Network at the University of Minnesota, with funding and administrative support provided by CURA and the Institute on the Environment.

TO APPLY: The request for proposals for the 2014–2015 academic year has closed. An RFP for the 2015–2016 academic year will be issued in fall 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the RCP website.

Staff: 
Michael Greco Program Manager (612) 625-7501
Carissa Schively Slotterback Faculty Director (612) 625-0640