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We look forward to every opportunity we can get to display our work and hear directly from you. Here is information about upcoming events!

2022 Exhibition Dates and Locations

The 2022 Investing in North Minneapolis exhibition was designed by Mortimer Ackerman and Jonathan Breuer. The exhibition was on display at the 2022 Minneapolis Green Zones Summit and is currently on display at North Commons Park. It will soon be transferred to Farview Park for the Fall 2022 semester

2022 Exhibition Dates and Locations

Minneapolis Green Zones Summit, May 21, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center:
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

North Commons Park: June 11 – Aug 5, 2022
1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Urban Research and Outrach-Engagement Center (UROC): Aug 6 – Sept 10, 2022
2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Farview Park: Sept 12 – Nov 18, 2022 (May extend to Dec)
21 N 29th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Green Zones Task Force Workshop

Your participation in the workshop created a rich set ideas and issues for the students to consider. We hope this gave you a taste of how the project will approach developing design proposals for North Minneapolis, and how important it is for the students to listen to and work with the community.

Image of map created at Green Zone Task Force workshop

Concerns from the workshop

26th Avenue as a connector- what should be done on 26th?

Consider access: Emerson Avenue bus rapid transit

New Theodore Wirth Trailhead building and accessibility by public transportation

Pedestrian and children’s safety along 26th Ave

…At Nellie Stone Johnson School

…26th/ Broadway Penn intersection

Traffic calming measures

Activating Farview Park and honoring a donor

Honor the bike lanes

Heated coils on the bikeway

Edible boulevards

Connect to Jordan Community Garden Council

Link to churches, Stair Step Foundation, and other organizations

Consider the proposed light rail & its location

Truck parking and pollution

Study the existing industrial functions on the river

Connect to the river

Consider watersheds and flood zones

Connect to CFANS and agriculture

Build on the Great Northern Greenway plan- future trail

Develop the educational potential of the Overlook

Tie into existing Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board plans

Connect to the Above the Falls project

Take into account the North Mississippi Regional Park

Connect to the river without exploiting water, land, & riparian vegetation

Include undeveloped areas, wildflowers

Make fun connections to the river

Put paddle boats on the river

Develop a Serenity Park with lots of art

Environmental Initiative Participants Orientation

Liason Meetings

The first Community Liason meeting was held on July 19th from 4:00-5:30 PM.
The second meeting was held on August 1, from 4:00-5:30 PM.
The 3rd was held on August 16th from 5:00-6:30.
As a part of developing a community-led process for co-designing the 26th Avenue Corridor from the Mississippi River to Theodore Wirth Park, the meeting participants will address the following questions:
● How to respond to community design burn out
● In developing a community-led process, in partnership with the university, how should we proceed?
● Missing organizations?
● Types of organizational participation (varying degrees of investment from research team membership to assisting with publicity)?
● What are the best activities for community engagement?
Organizations are invited to participate and send one or two representatives to future liason meetings. Contact Julia Robinson

Upcoming Codesign Events

Participation Needed! Investing in North Minneapolis Design Event October 1 and October 15: North Minneapolis Community members ages 16-100+ are needed to design North Minneapolis for wealth building, equity and sustainability.
Investing in North Minneapolis Design Event Farview Park Recreation Center Saturday, October 1 and Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This is a volunteer event

For citation, please use:,
Robinson, Julia, Robert Gay, Riley Houlihan, & Naomi Schroeder. 2022. Investing in North Minneapolis Website: