Month: February 2017

Finding Space for Research

While the World Garden Commons is designed as a community gathering space, research conducted there is helping us understand natural urban spaces. Last year, North Dakota State University researchers kicked off numerous projects in the stormwater basin. Their research data will provide important information for planners and community members who will make decisions about stormwater…
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February 24, 2017 0

We’re Not Alone: Learning from Other Creative Placemaking Leaders

Sometimes innovative and exciting work can be lonely work, which is why we at The Fargo Project were excited to attend The Kresge Foundation’s conference in Philadelphia this fall. The gathering brought together creative placemaking leaders and project implementers to learn from one another. It also gave us an opportunity to experience how a few…
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February 13, 2017 0

The Kresge Foundation’s 3-Year Grant

In 2015, the City of Fargo received a 3-year grant from The Kresge Foundation to fund the creative placemaking efforts that are indicative of The Fargo Project’s approach. The Kresge Foundation shares a vision with ArtPlace America and the National Endowment for the Arts and funds programs “where arts and culture are integrated and sustain how…
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February 10, 2017 0
Winter construction at World Garden Commons

World Garden Commons Construction Update

Construction at World Garden Commons, the pilot site for The Fargo Project, started August 2015 and is slated to continue through this year. Planning the sequence of Commons projects has been a balancing act as we strive to keep stakeholders informed and involved – while we honor the region’s unpredictable weather. After all, there are…
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February 6, 2017 0