Minneapolis-based reporter Chris Steller of The Line connected the 2010 Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition to Mississippi/Minneapolis, a seminal 1972 plan for the development and revitalization of the City\’s riverfront produced by the City\’s planning department.
Steller\’s article featured an interview with Andrew Blauvelt, Design Curator at Walker Art Center, an MRDC creative partner. In it, Steller also links the design competition with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation\’s visionary Next Generation of Parks initiative, of which the MRDC is the first demonstration project.
If you\’re curious about the history of the City\’s riverfront, perusing Mississippi/Minneapolis is a great place to start. To learn about contemporary parks design, check out the Next Generation of Parks continuing free lecture series on November 10.