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Engaging Margaret: Developing a Program of Participation to Incorporate Living Streets in the Margaret Street Corridor.

Simon, BrieAnna Jean, Emily Ann Goellner, James McGee Shoemaker, Michael Emerson Richardson.

Produced by students in PA 5253: Designing Participation Processes, fall 2013 (Instructor Carissa Schively Slotterback, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)

The following document presents a framework for ways in which the City of North St. Paul, Minnesota might educate, communicate, and collaborate with the local population to create a publically supported and feasible Living Streets plan.

The proposed process for the redesign and reconstruction of the Margaret Street corridor in North St. Paul is collaborative, imaginative, and inclusive. It addresses our commitment to diversity, creativity, collaboration, and communication in this engagement process. It calls for a great deal of collaboration between the community members and city staff at the beginning of the design phase. It is different than the usual engagement process because it aims to utilize the creativity and interest of community members at an early stage. By focusing on building relationships within the community, this process has the power to foster ongoing participation in the implementation of the Living Streets Plan throughout North St. Paul. We aim to empower traditionally marginalized members of the community and foster their ownership in this project and similar projects in the future. With collaboration, imagination, and inclusivity, our engagement process has the ability to implement the Living Streets Plan in a very meaningful way.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
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