News

Upcoming and Recent Events

D4CR presenting at the 2022 Geodesign Summit
"Community Engaged Geodesign in a Pandemic: Design For Community Regeneration (D4CR)"

When: April 11-12, 2022

Where: Online, View the Presentation (coming soon)

College of Design Book Chapter Events

D4CR Co-leaders Tim Griffin, Jonee Kulman Brigham, and Dewey Thorbeck contributed a chapter for the College of Design anniversary compendium book.

Fall 2021 - Book Launch, U of MN Alumni Center

February 10, 2022 Chapter summary presentation and panel discussion with other chapter authors on the theme of community engagement.

D4CR Network Convening

When: October 1, 2021, 10 am to 4pm

Where: Due to new pandemic developments, this workshop will be fully online.


This is our second D4CR Network gathering since 2019 and is presented in morning and afternoon sessions.

The morning theme is “Moving the Needle on Regenerative Design: Trends, Tools, Tactics”. It will include a refresher on the D4CR idea and our growing partner network and a presentation of the Minnesota Design Center’s involvement in the International Geodesign Collaboration.

The afternoon theme is Regenerative Community-Building on the Ground: Place, People, Process. It will look at the D4CR Warren Pilot Project, the development of regional planning clusters, and opportunities for participating in the future.



August 16, 2021 NW RSDP Resilient Communities Work Group


D4CR presented at the Environmental Design Research Association Conference: EDRA 52 Detroit Just Environments
"Equity and Inclusion in D4CR: Design for Community Regeneration"

When: May 19-23, 2021

Where: Detroit, Online

D4CR presented at the 2021 Geodesign Summit
"One Menu, Many Hands to Play"

When: February 9-10, 2021

Where: Online, View the Presentation

D4CR presented at the 2020 conference of the American Institute of Architects - Minnesota Chapter

When: October 27, 2020

Where: Online

D4CR Warren Pilot Project Launches

When: Summer 2020 - Spring 2021

Where: Warren, MN (online)

D4CR is the subject of a forthcoming chapter in a publication of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota

When: forthcoming Fall 2021

D4CR presented at the 2020 Geodesign Summit

When: February 24–27, 2020

Where: Esri Headquarters, Redlands, California

D4CR Network Workshop

When: September, 2019

Where: Northrup Auditorium. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

D4CR Initiated with Minnesota Design Center Seed Funding

When: June, 2019

Where: Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities