Author Archives: Janette Law

Designers Ask: What\’s Your Minneapolis | Mississippi Experience?

“What’s your experience of the Upper Mississippi riverfront?” That’s the question – in the broadest sense – that the MR|DC’s four competing landscape and urban design teams have for Minneapolis residents and visitors. Today, we released the in-depth “Designer Ask” … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Design Team Visits

insert picture here The four design teams – Ken Smith Workshop, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Tom Leader Studio and Turenscape – converged in Minneapolis this week and braved the weather as they embarked on the information-gathering phase of the design process. … Continue reading

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Tonight: Walter Hood Continues Next Gen Parks Series at Walker Art Center

7 PM, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Free – Tickets are available at the Walker beginning at 6 PM Hood Design, founded by Walter Hood in 1992, is a studio committed to issues that address the reconstruction of urban landscapes within … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 10: Millennium Park Presentation

You’re invited to join MR|DC co-sponsor the Minneapolis Parks Foundation for the free Next Generation of Parks speaker series. The talks explore 21st-century parks design around the world, and is the first phase of the Foundation\’s initiative to build on … Continue reading

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Land, Water, People: New Parks in Practice

Lance Neckar, Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, University of Minnesota inspired MR|DC Design Advisory Group members with a world tour of riverfront parks. Land, Water, People: New Parks in Practice View more presentations from MplsRiverfrontDesign.

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Shortlist Announcement and Team Visits Rescheduled

Largely due to the U.S. elections, which will be held on Tuesday, November 2, MR|DC has rescheduled our Shortlist Announcement to Monday, November 8 (formerly Monday, November 1). This change necessitates two subsequent adjustments: The Competition Brief will be made … Continue reading

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Submittals are In!

Our stretch of the “Fourth Coast” – the Mississippi Riverfront – attracted submittals to the MR|DC from sea to shining sea . . . and overseas, as well. The first response to our RFQ arrived via email from Mumbai; the … Continue reading

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What exactly is a 21st-century park?

We like to say it\’s more than turf and trees, though plenty of those iconic elements are essential. Far less appealing, but no less critical, is careful foresight and planning. One interesting example of design-meets-planning is  Olympic Park Legacy Company, … Continue reading

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Riverfront Design: Making Connections

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 … Continue reading

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Next Generation of Parks Lecture Series Continues TONIGHT with Peter Harnik of the Trust for Public Land

MR|DC co-sponsor the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has been bringing to the Twin Cities the best and the brightest in contemporary parks design for the “Next Generation of Parks” speaker series, including a riveting presentation about New York City\’s innovative and … Continue reading

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