Workshop Recap: #EveryPlaceCounts St. Paul Design Challenge, Day 2
This week, USDOT and CNU finished the #EveryPlaceCounts Design Challenge with a workshop in St. Paul, MN as part of the Secretary's Ladders of Opportunity initiative. Led by national transportation and urban design experts, dozens of local officials, residents, and business owners gathered to build consensus and generate strategies for reconnecting neighborhoods impacted by highway infrastructure. According to the City of St. Paul:
"The construction of I-94 divided the Rondo, a historically African American community in the Minneapolis metro area, and as the city has grown more diverse, ethnic enclaves are still clustered on either side of the highway now including Asian Americans and Native Americans as well. The community would like to develop exemplary models of community design and engagement to guide future corridor planning efforts."
Here are the highlights and insights from the final day of work: