A team of University of Minnesota graduate students and Resilient Communities Project (RCP) Fellows has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s MetroLab Student Cup. The Student Cup is intended to recognize exceptional student civic research projects, and create pathways for careers and partnerships in the civic research and innovation domain. The competition is sponsored by the MetroLab Network, an international collaborative of cities, counties, and universities focused on data- and technology-oriented civic research and innovation, and is being held in conjunction with the network’s Annual Summit this fall.
The RCP Fellows team of graduate students Cate Bruns (Liberal Arts), Gunnar Carlson (Public Affairs), Kendra Klenz (Design), Kyle Franta (Design), and Vipasha Bansal (Liberal Arts) submitted their work on a project with the City of Little Canada to facilitate equitable community engagement around master planning for the city’s Pioneer Park. The project, conducted in collaboration with Little Canada’s Parks & Recreation Manager, Bryce Shearen, and Director of Community Development and Planning, Corrin Wendell.