University District Resources and Collaborations

Forums and Workshops


"Complete Communities" in the University District: A Form with Gil Penalosa, May 7, 2014

In May 2014 Gil Penalosa spoke on "Complete Communities" in the University District. From creating open streets in Bogota, Colombia to "Doable Neighborhoods" in four Ontario cities, Gil Penalosa is an implementer and activist for a people-friendly public realm, with sustainable and healthy mobility. Called "the Pied Piper of Sustainable Transportation," Mr. Penalosa has influenced throusands through his TED talks and consultations with cities in North and South America.

Partnering with Regulatory Services Making the University District a Better Place to Live, April 17, 2014
Context-Sensitive Development in Minneapolis Through Conservation Districts, March 28, 2014

  • Summary of Proposed Changes to Add Conservation Districts to our Heritage Preservation ordinance (Title 23, Chapter 599)
  • Title 23, Heritage Preservation Proposed Conservation District Ammendments, March 28, 2014, CURA Forum
  • Details Proposed to Be Added to Conservation District Study Application Form

Parking for Higher Density Residential Development in the University District, How Much is Enough, January 29, 2014 (PPT)

Growing Smart: Part Two, October 29, 2013
Growing Smart: Part One, October 1, 2013

Community-Developer Dialog: Getting to What Works for the Owner and the Community, September 12, 2012
Healthy Housing Indicators - What Do They Mean for the U District Neighborhoods? August 30, 2012

"Healthy Housing Indicators and the University District Neighborhoods" Thursday August 30.

A discussion hosted by the Alliance Livability Committee, with Tom Streitz, Director of Housing Policy and Development, Minneapolis Department of Community and Economic Development of the recently completed Healthy Housing Indicators report. In this data published by the City of Minneapolis, the University District communities have very strong indicators in housing value and a low rate of foreclosures and vacant properties, but the SE Minneapolis neighborhoods have some of the higher rates of conversion of single family homes to rental during 2000 to 2010. Minneapolis Results: Healthy Housing Report (PDF).

Forum On Foot, April 26, 2011

Don't Miss the Bus: the Central Corridor West Bank Station Area, March 29, 2011


A Look at the Future of the University District Workshop 4, August 15, 2009

Creating a Development Framework for the Future University District - Workshop 3, January 24, 2009

Creating a Development Framework for the Future University District - Workshop 2, December 6, 2008

Creating a Development Framework for the Future University District, September 20, 2008

Academic and Student Engagement

School of Public Health Trichloroethylene (TCE) health impacts resources