Topic: Communities

Communities

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Ken Meter

President
Crossroads Resource Center
kmeter@crcworks.org


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Community Sustainability Assessment Tool
This useful tool, available free online, has been developed to assist communities to assess their accomplishments and to help them move toward sustainability.

Local Comprehensive Planning and Sustainability
This excellent guide based on the principles of sustainable development and community-based planning seeks to assist citizens interested in shaping the future of their community.

Metropolitan Design Center
Research, education and assistance in the areas of urban design, landscape architecture, planning, and GIS is available for cities, civic groups and nonprofit organizations statewide.

Minnesota Design Team
The mission of the Minnesota Design Team is to foster healthy communities throughout Minnesota, with special concern for the needs of small towns in Greater Minnesota, by increasing community awareness of the benefits of quality design through charrettes.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities
A statewide sustainability best practices program launched by the League of MN Cities and others for all MN cities.

Minnesota Rural Partners
The MRP's primary role is to build partnerships across levels of government and with the private sector, both for profit and nonprofit. The partnerships built and resources pooled result in greater effectiveness and efficiency.

New Urbanism Best Practices Guide
This is the fourth edition of this definitive reference guide and technical manual for New Urbanist ideas, practices, and projects.

Smart Growth Network
Excellent resources to facilitate development that better serves the economic, environmental and social needs of communities. Susbscribe to their e-newsletter showcasing the best tools developed across the country.

Sustainability Indicators in Minnesota and Beyond
Detail on Minneapolis's indicators and other resources.

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Events Calendar
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4/22 Climate Trends and Climate Change in our Own Backyard
4/23 Minnesota’s Climate Solutions
4/26 Northfield’s Perennial Earth Day Celebration
4/27 -4/27 2014 St. Cloud Area Sustainability Expo
4/28 Thrive: Amazing Grazing
4/30 MN GreenStep Cities Seminar
5/1 -5/1 Vermillion River Stewards Season Kick-off!
5/5 THRIVE: Sustainability Session :Know your Farmer
5/8 -5/11 AMIBA Go Local, Grow Local Conference
5/12 THRIVE: Drinking and Thriving--Sustainability and Brewing
5/17 EcoArts Fest
5/31 Rain Garden Installation
6/16 -6/20 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 1st & 2nd grade

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
Quarterly meeting -- Embrace Open Space/Regional Greenways Collaborative
Minnesota River Calendar of Events
U of MN Institute for the Environment Calendar
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
Locals Night at Trotter's Cafe - every Saturday night
Green Drinks of La Crosse
MN Master Naturalists West Metro Chapter Meeting
IATP's Percolate Discussion Series at the Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
What's FRESH and LOCAL in August?
Reuse Alliance MN Chapter Meeting
Reuse Alliance MN Chapter Meeting
Twin Cities Green Drinks