2015 Spring Community Based Research Summaries
Community Assistantship Program (CAP) Summaries
Aquatic Invasive Species Project
Initiative Foundation Works Daily to Strengthen the Economy and Communities of Central Minnesota”
Sophia Gutterman, Forest and Natural Resource Management
CURA announces the recipients of the 2015 NPI and ANPI grants
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) and Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) grants. We are really excited about these projects and grateful for the opportunity to support such great work. Here are the recipients:
Neighborhood Partnership Initiative
Resilient Communities Project Recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education
U of M Resilient Communities Project partners with Carver County to advance community sustainability
MESI Evaluation Training Scholarships from CURA
Do you ever need to to show your impact? Do you need to build your organizational capacity to evaluate your work? If so, MESI's Spring Conference (March 9-13, 2015) is a great, affordable way to build your staff capacity and skills.
Community Based Research Request for Proposals due March 15
Community Based Research Request For Proposals
2015-2016 Faculty Interactive Research Program Call for Proposals
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage University faculty members to carry out research projects that involve a significant public policy issue for the state or its communities, and that include active engagement with groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota involved with the issue.
2015-2016 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs
Jeff Corn receives social change award from Isuroon
Jeff Corn received a social change award from Isuroon, a Somali women’s health advocacy organization, at their 5th anniversary celebration. CURA and Jeff have worked with Isuroon on culturally appropriate evaluation and in March testified in support of SF 1798 before the State Senate Health and Human Services committee on a bill that sought state funding for a CBPR health evaluation project. The award was presented to Jeff for “his unique ability to listen to and empower us to do our important work.”
2014-2015 Faculty Interactive Research Program Awards
CURA Names 2014 Artist and Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Grantees
CURA:Tech Demo Day Recap and Awardees
This fall, seven collaborative teams presented civic technologies at the Wilder Center for CURA:Tech Demo Day.
These teams worked over the summer to develop and test prototypes* of information-based tools that strengthen the community by increasing transparency and access to public decision-making processes, public health information, resources for youth experiencing homelessness, and jobs and training opportunities.
CURA is excited to announce Malik Holt as MCNO’s Program Coordinator
CURA has hired Malik Holt as the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing’s (MCNO) new Program Coordinator. Prior to joining MCNO, Malik worked as a Community Organizer with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition to promote access, equity, and community benefits of bicycle infrastructure, policy, and engagement. He also served as the Executive Director and Economic Development Organizer of North Minneapolis’s Harrison Neighborhood Association for 11 years leading community engagement projects, racial equitable development initiatives, business development, and land use planning.
Rosemount Selected as Resilient Communities Project 2014-2015 Community Partner
Request for Proposals: The University Metropolitan Consortium Metropolitan Research Grant Program
From the University Metropolitan Consortium, funding is available to University of Minnesota researchers or teams of researchers for projects related to urban and metropolitan dynamics. Two or three proposals will be funded in the range of $70,000 to $110,000 each.
The Metropolitan Consortium is especially interested in seeing proposals in one or more of the areas listed below. We encourage proposals that address more than one category and that involve at least one outside partner and involve more than one discipline.
Competition for the 2014-2015 Faculty Interactive Research Program
CURA invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage University faculty members to carry out research projects that involve a significant urban-related public policy issue for the state or its communities, and that include active engagement with groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota involved with the issue.
Introducing CURA:Tech - a civic technology incubator
We're excited to announce CURA:Tech - a project to support collaborations among diverse communities in the Twin Cities to design, create and deploy civic technology tools and practices.
Request for Proposals: Resilient Communities Project 2014-2015
The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is now accepting proposals from cities and counties to be the community partner for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Visualizing Neighborhoods "Hackathon" a Success!
On May 25, CURA and its partners hosted Visualizing Neighborhoods: A Hackathon for Good at the Minneapolis Central Library. The event brought together technologists, neighborhood leaders, designers, analysts, program/project designers and others to explore how data can be used for research, analysis, mapping, outreach, engagement, and communication in our neighborhoods.
View a summary of the event and list of projects.
2013-2014 Faculty Interactive Research Program Awards