- Time/date: All field trips will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00PM. Please arrive by 1:50PM to allow for loading time. Buses will leave promptly at 2:00PM. If you are not signed in by 2:00PM, your ticket might be released for last-minute registration.
- Fee: $10/ person, registration required at the field trip registration page
- Notes: All 5 buses will be parked in front of Weyerhaeuser Hall (62 Macalester Street, St Paul); if you pre-purchased a ticket, go directly to your bus; if you have not purchased a ticket, go to the registration table to see if any spots are available (only cash or checks accepted).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 / 2:00-5:00 P.M.
1. THE STADIUM AS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
- Location: Downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis
- Faculty Guide: Dan Trudeau Student Coordinator: Chris Pieper
- Abstract: This field trip explores the ways in which publicly-financed sports stadia contribute to broader efforts to make cities more sustainable. Visits to CHS field and Xcel Energy Center, both in downtown St. Paul, afford an opportunity to examine recently built and renovated stadia. With the help of local experts, we will learn about cutting-edge strategies and technology to decrease the environmental footprint of these large structures. At the same time, we will also explore the ways in which stadia present opportunities to advance broader efforts aiming to promote systemic change in transportation, land use, water management, and other domains that affect the urban environment. Finally, we will also consider the controversial aspects of public support and resistance to sports stadia, which may also detract from the social sustainability of such projects.
2. INNOVATION, PRESERVATION, AND art ALONG CULTURAL CORRIDORS
- Location: St. Paul: University Avenue, Selby Avenue; Minneapolis: Broadway Avenue, Central Avenue
- Faculty Guide: Paul Shadewald Student Coordinator: Toan Doan
- Abstract: This field trip will explore several cultural corridors in the Twin Cities with a focus on how communities are preserving their cultural and community assets while guiding innovation and sustainable development. We shall explore are the emerging innovation district along University Avenue, the historic Rondo Community of St. Paul, and the cultural development models of Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis and the Northeast Arts District. There will be time to get out of the bus at various locations to engage on foot.
- REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3. THE EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY: USING HISTORY AND CULTURE TO BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES
- Location: East Side Freedom Library
- Faculty Guide: Peter Rachleff and Karín Aguilar-San Juan
Student Coordinator: Emily Crnkovich
- Abstract: Participants will visit the East Side Freedom Library and learn (1) about the history of immigration to this neighborhood, and (2) about the work of the Freedom Library to build connections among and across communities.
- REGISTRATION REQUIRED
4. FACING THE RIVER: EXPLORING THE MILL CITY (*FULL)
- Location: Guthrie Theater/Mill City Museum area
- Faculty Guide: Chris Wells Student Coordinator: Gordon Moore
- Abstract: Join us for a walking tour of the industrial waterfront of Minneapolis, ranging from what was once the world’s largest flour mill to the Stone Arch Bridge. In the second half of the 19th century, millers capitalized on the power of St. Anthony Falls to transform a remote outpost on the edges of the expanding American market economy into the leading industrial city of the old Northwest. In doing so, they set the stage not only for the city’s urban future, but also established many of the key relationships that continue to shape the city’s sustainability, now and into the future.
5. URBANWILD: SAINT PAUL’S NEWEST PARKS AND PLACES (*FULL)
- Location: Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Prairie Payne Pocket Park and Frogtown Farm
- Faculty Guide: Roopali Phadke Student Coordinator: Maya Swope
- Abstract: The Twin Cities are recognized nationally for our great park systems and premier bike culture. Yet, a new vision for the urban wild is emerging that blends recreation, food justice and the arts. On this field trip, we will visit some of Saint Paul’s newest parks: Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Prairie Payne Pocket Park and Frogtown Farm. We will meet with the local leaders whose vision for combining public art, social justice, and environmental sustainability is giving rise to a new kind of urban wilderness.