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Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN.

Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: info@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507-282-9951

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Well Living Lab (A Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration)

Potential Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic


Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Global Economic and Cultural Exchange (ECCEX) ; Housing Framework ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Middle Way Chinese Business Market ; Social Justice Coalition

 

 

Detailed Description

 

Creating an America City for Health

SE MN (greater Rochester) is undergoing tremendous change. We have the DMC initiative which declares that we will be an America City for Health.  We also know from initiatives such as Journey to Growth and Intercultural Cities Initiative that as much as we strive to sustain and grow our leadership in the healthcare industry we must also work on diversifying our economy. To make it happen we also must improve and work on the human ecosystem that underpins the regional economy.

While Mayo Clinic is the preeminent healthcare provider in the world, the next phase of leadership for our region must also be in the space of wellness provisioning and caring -- building an environment that is conducive to health and wellness. 

We also know the world is changing -- it's fast-paced, entrepreneur and globally connected.  And there are choices for medical destination. The future of Rochester and SE MN though bright and promising requires intentional design to forestall any below-the-surface impediments that hinder our regional growth journey. 

And there are some concerning indicators. 

SE MN, Olmsted County, Rochester - Regional Backdrop​ and Growth Roadblocks

In the recent Rochester City survey​, the number 1 attribute respondents like about Rochester is that it is a small town. And the number 1 concern they have is growth.  Given these results, how should community leaders, growth advocates interpret the local reality and desire? What actions are called for to ensure as Rochester population grows in parallel with increase in diversity and demographics changes, that there is companion plan to bring about needed cultural transformation so that growth does not forsake the "small town" feel. 

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Envisioning a 21st Century City:​​​​​​​​

 

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN. 

Each of these events offer: 
  •  A memorable experience for Diversity Council donors and supporter
  • Special and distinctive venue
  • Thoughtful conversations
  • Learning experience on global perspectives 

 

Coming out of the event, after more in touch with global perspectives, our guests will have increased commitment to go beyond investing in more than brick and mortar and to work on and support cultural transformation.

 


Past Events

 

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


 

All Reports


 


Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship  

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Inlight of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

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November 16, 2020: Diversity Council coordinating Conservation Corp teams

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

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October 19, 2020: Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)

Through the Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds, MHC will award grants to American Indians and nonprofit organizations led by Native peoples, and immigrants and nonprofit organizations led by immigrants.

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October 06, 2020: HGA (Rochester Location) United Way Campaign D/I emphasis

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Last modified by support on 2020/10/25
Created by support on 2019/05/20

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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