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November 2014

Lessons from child abuse deaths go unheeded in MinnesotaStar Tribune, November 11, 2014
Quote from Policy and Program Coordinator in Family and Child Welfare Esther Wattenberg 

september 2014

City, U of M kick off partnership, Rosemount Town Pages, September 25, 2014
Reports on RCP partnership with Rosemount

Why Somalis Can’t Use MN Food Shelves And The Push To Change That, The UpTake, September 23, 2014
Mentions role of CURA CBR project

Met Council Calls for Affordable HousingMinnesota Daily, September 16, 2014
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

Boom in new student housing may have hit it's peak, Minnesota Daily, September 2, 2014
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

August 2014

Boosting property values on light rail linesFinance and Commerce, August 21, 2014
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

What's Next for Rosewood? The transformation of Rosewood Courts is the centerpiece of a larger neighborhood plan, Austin (TX) Chronicle, August 22, 2014
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

july 2014

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs awards $65,000 to civic technology groups, MinnPost, July 3, 2014
Announces CURA:Tech grant awards

June 2014

Taking on Climate Change: Forge a Holistic Energy Strategy, Minnesota Magazine, Summer 2014
By Hari Osofsky, 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

Transportation is a problem as Medina prepares to grow, Star Tribune, June 17, 2014
Quotes Resilient Communities Project Program Manager Mike Greco

APRIL 2014

'Living Streets,' Sustainability Are Plan Goals, Lillie News, April 16, 2014
Highlights Resilient Communities Project work with North St. Paul

Rosemount Laying the UMore Park GroundworkStar Tribune, April 8, 2014
Profiles Resilient Communities Project 2015-2015 partnership with Rosemount

MARCH 2014

UMN, Rosemount to partner on sustainability issuesPioneer Press, March 27, 2014
Profiles Resilient Communities Project 2015-2015 partnership with Rosemount

Resilient Communities Project Chooses Rosemount as 2014-15 Partner, Rosemount Town Pages, March 26, 2014
Profiles Resilient Communities Project 2015-2015 partnership with Rosemount

Design Thinking at the U of M: Organizing Collaborations around Social Issues, The Line, March 12, 2014
Mentions CURA's work on economic development issues

february 2014

The Resilient Communities Project Revisits a Living Streets Approach in North St. Paul, The Ripple Effect (Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District), February 17, 2013
Profiles two projects supported by the Resilient Communities Project

Eagan vs. Frogtown: Should housing subsidies increase integration in suburbs or improve housing in low-income neighborhoods? Twin Cities Daily Planet, February 7, 2014
Quotes CURA Director Edward Goetz

DECEMBER 2013

Resilient Communities Project Offers New Model for CollaborationUniversity of Minnesota Home Page, December 24, 2013
Feature on the Resilient Communities Project

Connecting with CommunitiesCenter for Transportation Studies Catalyst, December 2013
Feature on the Resilient Communities Project

Poverty in the Twin Cities: The Stories We Tells Ourselves Matter. MinnPost, December 16, 2013
A commentary by Neeraj Mehta, director of community-based research at CURA

University of Minnesota Commits to Sustainable Partnerships. Hud.Gov, December, 2013
Highlights CURA's partnerships in East St. Paul through the Eastside COPC effort

'Immigrant Suburbs' Emerge in Latest Census Sweep. Star Tribune, December 17, 2013
Quotes CURA associate director Will Craig
 

NOVEMBER 2013

Rural Revival Bucks Dire Forecasts. Star Tribune, November 24, 2013
Quotes CURA Associate Director Will Craig

Celebrating leadership with Acción y Poder. Twin Cities Daily Planet, November 6, 2013Reports on informational sessions on community organizing presented by CURA

OCTOBER 2013

Techies and neighborhood groups hack their way to community solutions. Community Divided, October 1, 2013
Reports on a Visualizing Neighborhoods event in May 2013 partially sponsored by CURA

North St. Paul hosting open house on Resilient Communities Project  Pioneer Press, October 16, 2013.
Reports on an open house event sponsored by the Resilient Communities Project and the City of North St. Paul.

September 2013

Rethinking Nicollet Mall: Some ideas to enliven the urban space. MinnPost, September 13, 2013
Interview with Ed Goetz, CURA Director

AUGUST 2013

COMMUNITY VOICES | Neighborhood Smackdown at McKnight Foundation. Twin Cities Daily Planet, August 10, 2013
Reports on an event organized by MCNO staff

JULY 2013

SCSU Student to Study Melrose Lake, Melrose Beacon, July 3, 2013
Reports on a project supported by CURA's Community Assistantship Program (CAP) 

May 2013

Hennepin Services Workers Learn About Infant Brains, Minnesota Public Radio, May 10, 2013
Reports on a project facilitated by the Hennepin-University Partnership 

Oregon's Homegrown Export, Customized by Locale (subscription required), Chronicle of Higher Education, May 20. 2013
Quotes Resilient Communities Project Program Manager Mike Greco

Humphrey School Students Work to Help Cities Become More Sustainable, Humphrey School News, May/June 2013
Reports on the Resilient Communities Project

Affordable Housing Investment for the 21st Century, Common Ground (newsletter of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability), Spring 2013
Features a discussion of a debate between CURA Director Ed Goetz and U of MN Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity Director Myron Orfield

April 2013

Humphrey School students work to help cities become more sustainable through Resilient Communities Project, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs website feature, April 2013
Highlights work of Reslient Communities Project

Where Community Is at Work Making Itself, Beyond Chron Blog (reprinted from Shelterforce, a publication of the National Housing Institute), April 2013
Interview with Neerah MehtaCURA's director of community-based research 

MARCH 2013

University of Minnesota Professor Edward Goetz: Don't demolish public housing, Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 28, 2013
Coverage of book launch for CURA Director Ed Goetz's new book, New Deal Ruins

Rochester feels the strains of rapid growth, Crookston Times, March 21, 2013
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

Hopkins' Blake Road shows the changing face of Twin Cities suburbs, Minnpost, March 25, 2013
Reports on a project sponsored by the Nelson Program

North St. Paul enters sustainability partnership with University of Minnesota, St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 19, 2013
Reports on Resilient Communities Project 2013-2014 partnership with the City of North St. Paul

Rochester feels the strains of rapid growth, Rochester Post Bulletin, March 19, 2013
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

Seeking help with future growth, Rochester already feels strain of expansion, Minnesota Public Radio, March 19, 2013
Quotes CURA Director Ed Goetz

UMN Resilient Communities Project partners with North St. Paul to advance community sustainability, University of MN News Release, March 18, 2013
Announcement of Resilient Communities Project 2013–2014 community partnership with North St. Paul

CURA Event to Focus on Public Housing (subscription required to access)Finance and Commerce, March 7, 2013
Announcement of book launch for CURA Director Ed Goetz's new book, New Deal Ruins

One-to-One: Using Art as a Tool for Community Development, Humphrey School News + Views, March 2013
Interview with Neerah MehtaCURA's director of community-based research 

February 2013

Editorial: U of M Program Could Be a Good Resource, Rosemount Town Pages, February 7, 2013
Editorial on behalf of City of Rosemount's application to Resilient Communities Project

City Hopes to Become "Resilient," Rosemount Town Pages, February 6, 2013
Reports on City of Rosemount's application to Resilient Communities Project

January 2013

Resilient Communities Project Meeting January 12 in MinnetonkaSun Sailor, January 9, 2013
Announces RCP presentation to League of Women Voters

A Fair Housing and Equity Assessment for the Twin CIties, Common Ground (newsletter of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability), Winter 2012
Mentions partnership with CURA and role of Neerah Mehta, CURA's director of community research

Putting the "U" in Community, Eye on Earth Blog (Institute on the Environment), January 4, 2012
Reports on the Resilient Communities Project (RCP)

December  2012

Hmong Students Lobby Dayton to Keep Busing Program, KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, December 28, 2012
Reports on study featured in Fall/Winter 2013 CURA Reporter, and quotes MCNO Director Jay Clark

New tool for green building coming from University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research, Twin Cities Daily Planet, December 18, 2012
Reports on December 2012 CURA Housing Forum

MN VOICES: Jay Clark combines organizing and education, Twin Cities Daily Planet, December 1, 2012
Profile of MCNO Director Jay Clark

November 2012

Faculty Spotlight: November—Will Craig, Office for Public Engagement Blog, November 2012
Spotlight on CURA Associate Director Will Craig

Post-Election Wish List for Twin Cities Metro Area, MinnPost, November 9, 2012
Quotes Mike Greco, program manager for CURA's Resilient Communities Project

October 2012

The First Steps to Meaningful Community Engagement, Next American City, October 31, 2012
Blog post by CURA's Director of Community-Based Research Neerah Mehta

Crow Wing County Impervious Study, Lakeland News at Ten, October 29, 2012.
Reports on project sponsored by CURA's CAP program

First of its Kind Study Finds Homelessness and High Mobility Affects Academic Achievement; Yet, Students Show Signs of Resilience, HealthCanal.com, October 30, 2012
References work completed by Ann Masten, 2010-2012 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

Crow Wing County Staff Reports Surprises in Lakeshore Study on Impervious Surface, Brainerd Dispatch, October 23, 2012
References project sponsored by CURA's CAP program

September 2012

U Partners with Minnetonka, Minnesota Daily, September 27, 2012
Reports on Resilient Communities Project, quotes RCP program manager Mike Greco and faculty director Carissa Schively Slotterback

Resilient Communities Project, NextStep Newsletter (MPCA), September 27, 2012
Announcement of Resilient Communities Project

City Partners with U for Sustainability Projects, Lakeshore Weekly News, September 24, 2012
Announces kickoff of Resilient Communities Project, quotes RCP program manager Mike Greco

U of M, Minnetonka Partner to Enhance City, Minnetonka Patch, September 17, 2012
Announces kickoff of Resilient Communities Project

U offering cities a new partnership to solve problems, Star Tribune, September 14, 2012.
Announces kickoff of Resilient Communities Project, quotes RCP program manager Mike Greco

Brookyn Center Looks at Designating Neighborhoods, Star Tribune, September 11, 2012.
Quotes Jay Clark, director of MCNO

AUGUST 2012

Good Question: How Well Do We Really Know Our Neighbors? WCCO News, August 7. 2012.
Quotes Neeraj Mahta, director for community-based research at CURA

The River: "Voting for Vitality" Programs Asks, Who Uses It and What Do They Think? Twin Cities Daily Planet, August 9, 2012.
Mentions CURA involvement in Riverfront Vitality Indicators Project

The 2012 Next American Vanguard Class. Next American City, August 17, 2012.
Announces selection of Neeraj Mehta, director for community-based research at CURA, as a Next American Vanguard member

July 2012

A Measuring Stick for Progress along the Mississippi River. Finance and Commerce, July 26, 2012.
Mentions CURA involvement in Riverfront Vitality Indicators Project

June 2012

Ed Brands awarded Faculty Research Program Grant, Echo Press, June 6, 2012. 
Announcement of Faculty Interactive Research Program grant

May 2012

Ed Brands awarded Faculty Research Program Grant, Morris Sun Tribune, May 31, 2012. 
Announcement of Faculty Interactive Research Program grant

APRIL 2012

Crow Wing County to conduct research project on area lakes. Brainerd Dispatch, April 24, 2012.
References project sponsored by CURA's CAP program

Home sweet home: Many want to 'age in place,' MinnPost, April 12, 2012
References a study through CURA's CGPAC program

March 2012

Proximity to LRT stations raises home values for some. Finance and Commerce, March 2012.
Interview with Ed Goetz, CURA director

Minneapolis Charter Commission set to vote on proposed ward map. Minnesota Daily, March 22, 2012.
Quotes Jeff Matson, Community GIS coordinator at CURA

February 2012

Simon Says: Minnesota research focuses on helping homeless kids learn, Twin Cities Daily Planet, February 2, 2012
References Ann Masten's presentation at the CURA Housing Forum

City redistricting heats up; U area to be redrawn. Minnesota Daily, February 2, 2012.
Quotes Jeff Matson, CURA CGIS coordinator

Who’s Who in Politics, Community Action, Twin Cities Daily Planet, February 28, 2012.
Mentions Neeraj Mehta’s hiring as director of community-based research

January 2012

U study finds economic growth for Willmar, other outstate cities. West Central Tribune, January 3, 2011.
References 2011 CURA report on trade center hierarchy in Minnesota

U study finds economic growth for Rochester, other outstate cities. Rochester Post-Bulletin, January 4, 2012.
References 2011 CURA report on trade center hierarchy in Minnesota

Three Local Cities Among Top Trade Areas in Minnesota. KAAL TV (Channel 6), January 9, 2012.
References 2011 CURA report on trade center hierarchy in Minnesota

December 2011

Minnesota Sounds and Voices: U's homework help benefits Mpls. Hmong kids. Minnesota Public Radio, December 2, 2011
Quotes Jay Clark, program director, MCNO

Vibrant economies aren't found only in cities. Star Tribune, December 18, 2011.
Quotes Will Craig, CURA associate director

Mankato economy bests outstate rivals’. Mankato Free Press, December 19, 2011.
Quotes Will Craig, CURA associate director

Wadena: Shopping Destination. Wadena Pioneer Journal, December 24, 2011.
References 2011 CURA report on trade center hierarchy in Minnesota

St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood gets high-tech outreach. Star Tribune, December 26, 2011.
Quotes Jeff Matson, CGIS program coordinator

Our View: Growth report offers lessons. Mankato Free Press, December 27, 2011.
References 2011 CURA report on trade center hierarchy in Minnesota

November 2011

Bachmann blames "overweening" government regulation for banking crisis. Star Tribune, November 3, 2011.
Quotes Ed Goetz, director of CURA

Students research Cedar-Riverside. Minnesota Daily, November 14, 2011.
Quotes Jeff Corn, community programs assistant at CURA

Fairview Soccer: A Winning Roundup. NorthNews, November 23, 2011.
Quotes Yia Yang and Jay Clark of CURA at U of MN

October 2011

Local Learning in Southeast Minneapolis. Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 1, 2011.
Quotes Kris Nelson, neighborhood program director at CURA

Minneapolis Foreclosures Have Cost Public Schools $150 Million, Study Says. Huffington Post, October 11, 2011.
Cites CURA foreclosure research

From refugee camp to U of M: Kaoxue Vang succeeds, with tutoring, school choice. Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 15, 2011.
MCNO Hmong tutoring program, quotes Jay Clark, program director, MCNO

Hmong refugee comes full circle with U program’s help. Minnesota Daily, October 25, 2011.
Quotes Jay Clark, program director, MCNO

In Minneapolis, a new era for neighborhoods. Star Tribune, October 31, 2011.
Quotes Jay Clark, neighborhood organizer and trainer at CURA

The Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing. Common Ground [publication of the Alliance for Metro Stability], Fall 2011.
Profiles MCNO

September 2011

It’s in the numbers: What makes one neighborhood more desirable than another? Twin Cities Metro Magazine, September 11, 2011.
Quotes Will Craig, CURA associate director, and Jeff Matson, CURA community GIS coordiantor

Hmong police officer assigned to North Minneapolis. Twin Cities Daily Planet, September 7, 2011.
Highlights MCNO project

Latest mural unveiled along American Indian Cultural Corridor. The Circle News, September 10, 2011.
Highlights NPI project

Hmong Language Teacher Back at Henry High, for Now. Twin Cities Daily Planet, September 18, 2011.
Quotes Jay Clark, program director, MCNO

Final Designs Completed for Nature-Based Play Spaces in Crookston and Warren, Minn. U of MN Crookston News (online). September 9, 2011.
Highlights CAP project

August 2011

Long commutes viable for many FF residents. Fergus Falls Journal, August 8, 2011.
Quotes Jeff Matson, community GIS coordinator at CURA

Nonprofit helps create St. Paul’s largest urban farm. Pioneer Press. August 24, 2011.
Highlights NPI project

NACDI reveals latest Franklin Avenue Mural. City Pages, August 23, 2011.
Highlights NPI project

June 2011

Study highlights demand for diverse housing in University District area. The Line, June 8, 2011.
Quotes Kris Nelson, neighborhood programs director, CURA

Federal Disaster aid good news, but housing challenges remain for north Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Radio, June 9, 2011.
Highlights CGIS mapping project

SPARC’s $15,000 North End Urban Farm begins food production. The Line, June 15, 2011.
Highlights NPCR project

May 2011

For massive Mpls. housing complex, $65M facelift, Connecticut Post, May 1, 2011.
Quotes Ed Goetz, CURA director

Finding Real People to Interview. Twin Cities Daily Planet, May 9, 2011.
Mentions
Jay Clark, MCNO program director

Minneapolis Preservation Award winners named. MinnPost, May 19, 2011.

Preservation projects win awards in Minneapolis, St. Paul. Finance and Commerce, May 19, 2011.
Mentions Jeff Matson, community GIS coordinator, and Kelly Muellman, graduate research assistant

April 2011

Minorities drove the majority of Minnesota's growth over past decade. Pioneer Press, April 16, 2011.
Quotes Will Craig, CURA associate director

Bruner/Loeb Forum in Minneapolis: Artists and thinkers converge to brainstorm how to strengthen communities. Twin Cities Daily Planet, April 20, 2011.
Quotes Ed Goetz, CURA director

Putting Creativity to Work: Stronger Communities Through Locally Rooted Art and Design. The Uptake Blog, April 20, 2011.
Live stream of the CURA-sponsiored Bruner-Loeb Forum

Bruner Loeb Forum Highlights Stronger Communities through Art and Design. The Line, April 27, 2011.
CURA-sponsored Bruner-Loeb Forum

Arts/Development Leaders Focused on Juxtaposition. Twin Cities Daily Planet, May 5, 2011.
CURA-sponsored Bruner-Loeb Forum

March 2011

February 11 City Action Further Decreases Funding Available for Neighborhood Empowerment, NRP Link: Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program News, vol. 18(1), March 2011.
Cites CGIS analysis of NRP funding reductions

Immigrants, Met Council trade barbs, Star Tribune, March 3, 2011.
Quotes Ed Goetz, CURA director

Hard Times, Hard Choice: How Should Neighborhoods Respond to the “New Normal”?, Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 9, 2011.
Quotes Kris Nelson, director of NPCR

Local kitchen 'incubator' could become reality. Tradingcharts.com, March 16, 2011.
CAP project

CAP Harmony Foods project. The Bemidji Pioneer, March 10, 2011.
CAP project

Minneapolis population holds steady, vacancies up. Minnesota Daily, March 28, 2011.
Quotes Will Craig, CURA associate director

Three Northside collaborations to use NPI grants. Northside News, March 30, 2011.
NPI-funded projects

Working together for Hmong Community Outreach. Camden Community News, March 2011.
Grant from CURA

February 2011

Neighborhoods Skeptical of City Council Working Group on Neighborhood Funding, Southwest Minneapolis Patch, February 7, 2011.
Cites CGIS analysis of NRP funding reductions

Brainerd Businesses Asked to Participate in Survey. Brainerd Dispatch, February 17, 2011.
CAP project

January 2011

How much longer for The Choice Is Yours school integration program in Minneapolis, suburbs?  Twin Cities Daily Planet, January 4, 2011
Quotes MCNO program director Jay Clark

NRP Leaders Defy Minneapolis City Directive, Twin Cities Daily Planet, January 4, 2011.
Cites CGIS analysis of NRP funding reductions

Nonprofit Tenant Advocacy Organization Has Helped Renters Save $15.4 million. The Line, January 12, 2011.
December 2010 CURA Housing Forum

Measuring Sustainability in the Twin Cities Region. NextStep e-Newsletter (Issue #283),  January 12, 2011.
Summary of CURA report Measuring Sustainability in the Twin Cities Region 

University District Alliance brings neighborhoods together over common concerns. Twin Cities Daily Planet, January 15, 2011.
CGIS mapping of Census data

The Pros and Cons of Utica’s Housing Projects. Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch, January 16, 2011.
Quotes Ed Goetz, CURA director

Gooooooaaaal-Driven!, Legacy (U of MN), Winter 2011
MCNO North Minneapolis Hmong soccer program