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The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs aligns UMN resources to catalyze community driven change.

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Job Announcement: Resilient Communities Program Coordinator | CURA 12/05/2023

CURA program Resilient Communities Project - University of Minnesota is hiring! We're looking for a Program Coordinator who is passionate about community resilience, has experience with local government, and enjoys working with faculty and students. Learn more at

Job Announcement: Resilient Communities Program Coordinator | CURA The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is currently hiring for a Program Coordinator.

11/21/2023

What Should George Floyd Square Look Like? ✊🏿🖤

You have a chance to influence what George Floyd Square will look like in the future! Take the survey below and provide your input on what George Floyd Square should look like and how it should function as a public space.

This survey was designed by the Community Co-Creation Team with the support of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota and funded by the McKnight Foundation. For questions or support, please contact us at [email protected]

Take the Survey > https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3pKshkUdp0iqILQ

Welcome Amy Delahanty, the new Director of the Hennepin-University Partnership | CURA 11/06/2023

Welcome Amy Delahanty, the new Director of the Hennepin-University Partnership.

Learn more about Amy…

Welcome Amy Delahanty, the new Director of the Hennepin-University Partnership | CURA It is with great excitement that we introduce Amy Delahanty as the next director of the Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP). Amy brings extensive experience in cross-sector collaboration and higher education, most recently as the Chief of Staff for the National Center for Principled Leadership and...

Community-Based Research Graduate Research Assistant openings, Spring 2024 | CURA 10/31/2023

CURA is hiring Spring graduate research assistants for our community-based research programs. The deadline to apply is Nov. 13. View positions and apply here:

Community-Based Research Graduate Research Assistant openings, Spring 2024 | CURA Job postings are open through November 13. Note: If you are having any technical issues applying for these positions, please contact CJ Madsen, CURA's HR generalist.

Photos from Center for Urban & Regional Affairs - CURA's post 10/12/2023

Renewing the Countryside is a nonprofit organization that strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

In 2022-23, CURA partnered with Renewing the Countryside and a student researcher to study agricultural easements as a policy tool to preserve agricultural land in Minnesota. Agricultural easements protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses. Land protected by agricultural land easements provides additional public benefits, including environmental quality, historic preservation, wildlife habitat, and protection of open space.

In order to build awareness of what this policy is and how it works, CURA's Public Policy Design Lab connected Renewing the Countryside with illustrator Khou Vue to create a graphics-forward one-pager that visually conveys important information about agricultural easements in an inviting, easy to understand way. The visuals were shared at an exhibit at this year's State Fair.

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Timeline photos 10/05/2023

Don't forget! October 12 is the deadline to apply for a CURA Community-Based Research Project.

Apply for a Community-Based Research Project by October 12!

The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. We match the research and technical needs of organizations with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and community-guided projects. CURA works with organizations selected for the program to create shared understanding and action based on the results. https://buff.ly/3RrHqC9

10/04/2023

CERTs awards seed grants to communities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects within Minnesota. Application deadline is Oct 10. Learn more about ⬇️

One week left to apply! Apply by next Tuesday!
Could your community benefit from a grant to kick-start a clean-energy project?
What would you use it for?
Check out CERTs Seed Grants and apply by 10/10: https://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/certs-seed-grants

09/26/2023

The Longfellow Community Council and Free the Deeds are looking for volunteers to help with a door-knocking campaign that will inform current property owners that they have racial covenants on their property deeds and teach residents how they can go about discharging this. Learn more below ⬇️

We're looking for community members to help us door knock from October 9th to October 17th to help remove racial covenants in our community. Free the Deeds works to inform property owners and community members about racial covenants and connect them with the resources to remove them.

We'll be going door-to-door to the properties that have racial covenants and help property owners start the process of removing the covenant with Just Deeds.

This will be a huge community effort! There are over 1,000 properties in Greater Longfellow with covenants. There will be a brief training video or in-person session before we head out. Shifts are approximately 3 hours long including the training. Sign up for a shift: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49A8AB2AA2F9C16-door #/

Timeline photos 09/18/2023

Apply for a Community-Based Research Project by October 12!

The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. We match the research and technical needs of organizations with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and community-guided projects. CURA works with organizations selected for the program to create shared understanding and action based on the results. https://buff.ly/3RrHqC9

Photos from Center for Urban & Regional Affairs - CURA's post 09/07/2023

Through the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, Jack Gramlich (MPP '24) has supported the research and advocacy goals of the Make Homes Happen MPLS Coalition over the last year. Together, Jack and his community partner worked to produce a fact sheet that visualizes key insights on racial disparities in the Minneapolis housing market, which supports the project's broader research goal of evaluating the City's progress on meeting its housing goals. https://buff.ly/3PazZwn

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