Minneapolis NRP Neighborhoods Conference
Saturday, May 17, 2003

“Good Neighbors Building Better Neighborhoods”

Track 3 Workshops: Neighborhood Projects

Community Development Case Studies–Focus on Corridors (Session I): Facilitated by former Committee on Urban Environment (CUE) Chair Phill Lindsay, this workshop will showcase several high profile Minneapolis-based community development projects. Lindsay, a veteran of cultural and community development efforts as well as the host and producer of the popular public affairs programs InsideMinneapolis, Artifacts and On Cue, will draw upon his experience to weave together stories of some of the people involved in various corridor projects to reveal the successes, challenges, recommendations and partnerships that have marked their efforts, which have impacted Minneapolis in a positive way. Lindsay will be joined by Paul Bauknight, founder and president of Paul Bauknight Associates, Inc., a leading twin cities design firm involved in projects throughout north Minneapolis; Margo Ashmore, publisher of the Northeaster and NorthNews and Making Central Avenue Great Plan steering committee member; Bev Roberts, founder of the Homewood Block Club Coalition and co-owner of Homewood Studios; and Tom Berthiaume, president of Parallel Productions and Chair of the Nicollet Avenue Business Association. This session will be taped and used in an upcoming episode of OnCue.

Preserving your Neighborhood’s History (Session II): A “show and tell” session where you can see real examples of neighborhoods capturing and preserving their history in pictures, stories and historical documents. Do you have stories to tell? How has your neighborhood captured and preserved its history? Bring your own examples and share them with the group! Presented by Jay Clark (CURA), Jean Johnstad (Seward Neighborhood), and JoEllen Haugo (MPLS).

Providing Homeownership Opportunities (Session III): How can your neighborhood provide more homeownership opportunities for low-income individuals, renters, and young families? This workshop will focus on new programs for increasing homeownership opportunities for your neighborhood. Presented by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center.