The Mississippi River travels through the U of M campus and heart of the Twin Cities, and it is one of our community's greatest assets (and a beautiful one at that!). The University of Minnesota's unique position on the banks of the Mississippi also gives our students the opportunity to use the river for recreation and learning. Currently, Landscape Architecture students in the University's College of Design are studying the river as a prime example of how major cities interact with flooding.
Recently, Kare 11 News published a story showing just how our College of Design students are learning from their surroundings and gaining first-hand knowledge in the process. View the original Kare 11 news article, along with a video on the subject.
This is just one of the many ways in which University of Minnesota students are getting hands-on experience and studying real-world issues. Learn more about how the University of Minnesota is studying the Mississippi River through the River Life program!