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Community Connections Conference: – Your Voice, Your City: CommUnity
April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
You are invited to the sixth annual Community Connections Conference – Your Voice, Your City: CommUnity! The conference is free. All are welcome to make their voices heard; participate in interactive sessions, robust learning and exhibits; and enjoy a delicious cultural lunch.
The Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s 20-year vision to direct the physical development of the city into the future. Participants can find out what’s happened so far in the planning process and discuss with City staff and your neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity, and opportunity. Design a paper movie (called a crankie) with artists, use constraints and tradeoffs to create more housing choices on a game board, and join a variety of conversations about what role the City can play in making Minneapolis a more equitable city.
There are sessions dedicated to gentrification and housing segregation. Both sessions will include presentations from researchers at the University of Minnesota followed by discussion on how the Comprehensive Plan and City policy should be address these issues. Public Works will also be discussing equity in the new 20 year Streets Funding Plan. You can find more information on all the sessions here.
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