A Gathering Place for Community (Community Center Plan)


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This project was completed as part of the 2017-2018 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Ramsey. The City wanted to develop a long-term vision and strategy for a community center and associated programming and activities. Students in Dr. Fernando Burga’s Land Use Planning class researched options for various geographic models (centralized vs. satellite) and governance structures (public vs. private) for a community center in Ramsey, including detailed case studies of these models and governance structures in other communities; created an inventory of existing community recreational programs and opportunities; and provided recommendations for moving the discussion forward. A final report is available.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Resilient Communities Project Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Fernando Burga
Urban and Regional Planning
Assistant Professor

Local Government / Community Contact
Patrick Brama
Assistant City Administrator/Economic Development Manager

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