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More Design:SD Love

Our Minnesota Design Team friends have added a blurb on their website about d:SD. See it here. The Charrette Center in Minneapolis has also added a link to this blog. I learned a lot of what I know about charrettes from Peter Musty at the Charrette Center when we both worked on another project in South Dakota a few years ago. Thanks to MDT and Peter for the love!

The d:SD Team is gathering for a little barbecue next week in Sioux Falls. We’ll share any new ideas or developments with you coming out of that meeting. We’ve also been meeting with our good friends in Corsica since the charrette in May. We’ll be filling you in on the cool things that will be happening there too.

Happy Summer,
Joe B.


Planning Team members visit Milan, Minnesota


Eric Ambroson (pictured above, left) from Planning District III and I joined the Minnesota Design Team on their visit to the small town of Milan, MN (population 350) this past weekend. The visit was super! We gained invaluable experience that will help us launch design:SD here in our home state, and had the opportunity to help a remarkable little village. We also met and worked with 13 new friends on the MDT.

Big thanks to our new friends across the border for taking us in and treating us like locals, and a special thanks to my host in Milan, Joel Lund.

Joe Bartmann, The Rural Learning Center