Vice President of Real Estate Development Ryan Companies US Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tour the former brownfield site now called Highland Bridge. See how Highland Bridge advances elements of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Learn how the development converted an impervious and sterile site into a network of civic spaces and landscapes that increase community connectivity, provide public access, and create habitat.
Learn techniques in sustainability, storm water management, and green infrastructure that don't sacrifice design and the role they play in creating natural areas within the public realm.
Understand how an integrated design process between landscape architecture, engineering, city, and private developer played a role in creating a successful public space.
Learn the role community engagement played in the development and design process and the critical nature of representing the community voice in the built environment.
Engage in on-site conversations with the team about strategies for public-private development, storm water management, ecological restoration, and the public realm as the heart of a neighborhood.