The U of M is a comprehensive research university committed to civic
engagement on the I-35W bridge collapse. Click below to learn more
about just a few of the University programs doing this.
Institute on the Environment
- Institute for
How can the new bridge best fit the needs of civic and economic
infrastructure? Of cultural pride of place? Neighborhood
tranquility? Click below to hear excerpts from U of M College of Design Dean
Dr. Thomas Fisher 's Nov. 14th Telling River
Stories public lecture.
The Mississippi River has had many meanings over the
centuries--from spiritual center for native Americans to economic
engine for 19th century settlement. How will the I-35W bridge
collapse change our relationship with the river? Click below to
hear U of M geologist Dr. Chris Paola's Telling
River Stories public lecture on the biophysical river system.
The collapse of the I-35W bridge punched a hole in the center of
the Minneapolis community, as well as in the region that depends on
it as a critical link in the interstate highway system. Click below
to hear Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's thoughts on "Rebuilding
Common Ground" during the Telling River
Stories public lecture series.
Sound clips from the U of M's free, 8-part public lecture series,
Telling River Stories, that concluded Nov. 20 are now available
for online listening. Click here for a full
directory of speakers.