On Wednesday, June 27th the Metropolitan Design Center hosted a University District Alliance lecture and workshop to present the findings from Phase II Toward an Urban Design Framework: Using Greenways and Green Infrastructure to Achieve Sustainable Communities. MDC's director Ignacio San Martin (Dayton Hudson Professor of Architecture) lead the audience with a discussion on the long-range benefits of using greenways to improve the connections among the University neighborhoods and with their principal greenway corridor, the Mississippi River. The presentation continued by challenging the University District Alliance to embrace a green Infrastructure design proposal to replace the current system of stormwater management to improve the quality-of-life of the district's communities and the overall ecological habitat and recreational opportunities of the Mississippi River.
The illustrations produced for the presentation are on display outside the Metropolitan Design Center in the lower level of Rapson Hall.
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