Civic engagement is a multifaceted approach of working for a common good which often results in activities which have a public/civic purpose. Macalester is committed to teaching the skills of citizenship in preparing students to be global citizens in a complex world. Below is a list of civic engagement projects that the Geography Department has participated in. For additional information on the Macalester Community civic engagement efforts, we encourage you to visit the Civic Engagement Center website.

Date Project Title and Description
2018 Local Agriculture in the Upper Midwest: Amidst Tariff Wars, Migration Restrictions, Climate Change and Evolving Gender Dynamics [pdf]
Faculty: Bill Moseley
Course:  GEOG 232 – FA18
Saint Paul 3K 
Faculty:  Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course: GEOG 365 – FA18
2017 The Future of U.S. Alternative Agriculture in a Time of Change [pdf]
Faculty: Bill Moseley
Course: GEOG 232 – FA17
Perspectives on the MLS Stadium Development [pdf]
Faculty: Dan Trudeau
Course: GEOG 377
Building Community: Mapping Potential YMCA Locations in Bloomington, Maple Grove, and Rosemount, Minnesota
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG 364
Faculty: Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course:  GEOG 365 Urban GIS
2016

Presentation for Examining the Context of the NAZ [pdf]
Faculty: Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course:  Geog 365 Urban GIS – SP16

Exploring Community Supported Agriculture in Context
Faculty:  Bill Moseley
Course: Geog 232
2015
Faculty:  Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course:  Geog 365 Urban GIS – SP15
How do ideas about lawn alternatives spread? Analysis of social diffusion processes for the Master Water Stewards Program
Faculty:  Dan Trudeau
Course:  Geog 377 – FA15
2014 Mapping the Western Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Faculty: Holly Barcus and Ashley Nepp
Course:  GEOG 364 – FA 2014
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed:  Mapping the Master Water Stewards Program  [pdf]
Faculty: Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course: GEOG 365 Urban GIS
2013
Faculty:  Laura Smith and Ashley Nepp
Course:  Geog 365 Urban GIS – SP13

Faculty:  Dan Trudeau
Course:  Geog 377 – FA13

2012 Examining Local Housing Markets: Five Twin Cities Neighborhood Profiles
Part 1: Executive Summary, Introduction, and Methodology
Part 2: Powderhorn Park
Part 3: Longfellow
Part 4: Greater Frogtown
Part 5: Dayton’s Bluff
Part 6: Richfield
Part 7: Conclusion, Bibliography, and Appendix
Faculty: Laura Smith
Course: GEOG 365 Urban GIS
2011 St. Paul’s University Avenue: Before the Central Corridor

Faculty: Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau
Courses: GEOG 488  and GEOG 341

2010 Mapping Indian Land Tenure in Minnesota Presentation
Indian Land Tenure Foundation Report
Faculty: Holly Barcus and Laura Smith
Courses: GEOG 364 and 365  – FA10
2009 Changing Conditions and Neighborhood Stabilization in North Minneapolis Neighborhoods
Part I:  Neighborhood Characteristics
Part II:  Housing Trends
Part III:  Foreclosure Trends and Conclusion
Faculty: Laura Smith
Course: GEOG 365 Urban GIS
The Ordway Digital Database [Final Report] [Final Presentation] [Technical Appendix]
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG364  – FA09
2008 Saint Paul Recreation Centers
[Final Report] [Presentation] [Maps (color)] [Maps (b/w)]
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG 364 – FA08
Little Earth Oral History Project
Faculty: Dan Trudeau
Course: GEOG 341
Examining Spatial Mismatch in the Twin Cities Metro
Part I: Extent of Mismatch
Part II: Extent of Mismatch continued
Part III: Transportation Effects
Faculty: Laura Smith
Course: GEOG 365 Advanced Cartography & Urban GIS
The Crow River Watershed: An Annotated Atlas
The Crow River Watershed Part 1
The Crow River Watershed Part 2
Presentation on the Crow River Watershed
Faculty: David Lanegran, Daniel Trudeau, Holly Barcus, Birgit Muehlenhaus
Courses: GEOG 488 Urban Geography Field Seminar, GEOG 488 Cities of the 21st Century, and GEOG 364 GIS: Concepts and Applications
2007 After-School Programs
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG364
2006 North Minneapolis: Examining Neighborhood Trends with GIS
Introduction and Part I: Mortgage Foreclosures in North Minneapolis
Part II: Gentrification in North Minneapolis
Part III: Affordable Housing and the Hollman Consent Decree
Part IV: An Asset Based Approach to North Minneapolis
Faculty: Laura Smith
Course: GEOG 365
Lake Street Project
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG364 – FA07
Bikeways Project  [Report] [Presentation]
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG364 – SP06
The Urbanization of the St. Croix River Basin: An Annotated Atlas
Part 1
Part 2
Faculty:  David A. Lanegran
Course:  GEOG 488: Urban Geography Field Seminar
2005 PCEC Project
Faculty: Holly Barcus
Course: GEOG364 – FA05
2004 Foreclosures in the Twin Cities: Analysis of Spatial Trends

Faculty: Laura Smith
Course: GEOG 365

2003 St. Anthony Park: A Community Built on a Solid Foundation
Faculty: David Lanegran
Course: GEOG 488 Urban Geography Field Seminar
2002 Living Off Campus: Macalester Students in the Neighborhood
Chapter 1-Part 1
Chapter 1-Part 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Faculty: Laura Smith and David Lanegran
Course(s): GEOG 365 Urban GIS and GEOG 488 Urban Geography Field Seminar
1998 Pride and Place: The Strength and Potential of Payne-Arcade
Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Faculty: David Lanegran
Course: GEOG 488 Urban Geography Field Seminar