Renewing the Countryside is a nonprofit organization that strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

In 2022-23, CURA partnered with Renewing the Countryside and a student researcher to study agricultural easements as a policy tool to preserve agricultural land in Minnesota. Agricultural easements protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands…

We have created a 2022 version of the AMI Cheat Sheet, updated using HUD’s Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $118,200 for a family of four.

This is the fourth update: find the 2017 edition here2018 edition here, 2019 edition here2020 edition here and…

We've updated the AMI Cheat Sheet for Minneapolis and St. Paul for 2021 using HUD’s Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $104,900 for a family of four.

This is the fifth update: find the 2017 edition here2018 edition here2019 edition here, and 2020 edition here.

We have created a new version of the AMI Cheat Sheet, updated for 2020 using HUD’s Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $103,400 for a family of four.

This is the fourth update: find the 2017 edition here2018 edition here, and the 2019 edition here.

Download a pdf version of this 2020 AMI Cheat Sheet for…

CURA’s Public Policy Design Lab worked with Restaurant Opportunities Center of Minnesota (ROC-MN) and Minneapolis-based artist Gina Pena to create a visualization of The Rice Activity: Contextualizing the Working Class. This activity was developed through an earlier research project conducted by a UMN Graduate Research Assistant (supported by CURA’s Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program ) working with ROC-MN.

This visualization is based on a hands-on version of the…

2020 Census response rate map for Minneapolis

CURA’s Community GIS team created this map of Census 2020 return rates in Minneapolis and is updating it regularly through the 2020 collection period. Here is a St. Paul Census 2020 return rate map.

Click on an area to see the percentage of households who have responded to the census so far. Each area is a census tract. Click on the right arrow at top of the pop-up window to see how the current return rate…

Now available: a new version of the AMI Cheat Sheet, updated for 2019 and using HUD’s Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $100,000 for a family of four.

This is the third update: find the 2017 edition here and the 2018 edition here.

Download a pdf version of this 2019 AMI Cheat Sheet for Minneapolis and St Paul here.

Read the fine print at the bottom of the guide for details about the numbers and data…

Coalition of Asian American Leaders (or CAAL) has proactively led a campaign urging our government and private institutions to collect and use disaggregated data that more accurately reflects Asian American experiences. This way, solutions crafted to achieve equitable social, economic, and health outcomes will be more responsive and relevant.

This winter, CAAL staff, designer Khou Vue, and CURA worked together to create a visual snapshot of The Factors Impacting the Economic Wellbeing of Asian Minnesotans. The infographics in this brochure-poster are selected from a CURA…