AfroEco

Grantee Year: 
2015
City: 
North Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

Sustainable Local Living Economy Design and Development in North Minneapolis will engage farmers, resident and young people to facilitate a series of design sessions to imagine and begin to create a local living economy. The focal point will be creating small area plans for Plymouth and Glenwood avenues - as a living economy corridors.  Our community, following Walter Rodney's analysis of underdevelopment, is developed at our expense to foster conditions for gentrification or left in the cold. We are bringing the heat of ecological and cultural design to our own model of development from the inside out, organizing a design for a network of enterprises that link inputs and outputs and hire locally - co-creating health and wealth.