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Community Growth Options: Helping Communities Address Development Challenges.

Reports on recent McKnight Foundation grants to CURA, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and 1000 Friends of Minnesota to fund Community Growth Options, a joint project to assist local communities on the edge of the Twin Cities metropolitan area in their efforts to manage the consequences of growth and development in their communities. 1000 Friends of Minnesota received a two-year grant of $1.5 million to work with rapidly growing Minnesota communities. The 1000 Friends component of Community Growth Options (CGO) will provide direct financial assistance to 10 communities in their work with local planning firms to help foster greater choices in how they grow. CURA and the Humphrey Institute received a two-year grant of $400,000 to engage urban planning faculty and graduate students in research that will serve participating communities and the educational community. The University's component of Community Growth Options (U-CGO) will provide direct support to edge communities through faculty and student research assistance on community-defined projects. U-CGO will also create and maintain a web portal that will identify tools and techniques to help edge communities manage growth in ways that make development more sustainable, environmentally responsive, and economically efficient.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
38 (1): 22
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Reporter 38 (1)

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