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College of Design

The College of Design prepares students to think and design in innovative, sustainable, and socially responsible ways in order to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities. Our vision is to apply design innovations to the needs of all people and the entire planet.

Research projects

Moving Communities Forward

Moving Communities Forward is the result of 18 months of research by the American Institute of Architects and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota to begin measuring how well-designed transportation projects can have multiple positive impacts on communities and to provide communities, designers, transportation officials, and policymakers guiding principles they can apply to their unique situations and needs.

Authorized by Congress and funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Moving Communities Forward analyzes more than 30 different transportation projects from every corner of the country, exploring how they affect their communities' economic progress, environmental health, public safety, level of citizen participation, and overall aesthetics and livability.

Individual projects about the Role of Well-Designed Transportation Projects Enhancing Communities:

Additional U of M research

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