City of Red Wing

CANCELLED: Mega-Trends in City Building

Wednesday, February 17 2010 12:00 AM

petersonBrian C. Peterson AICP, Planning Director 
Mega-Trends in City Building: What Red Wing Needs to know to build a resilient community 

Meeting cancelled:

The Bruce Chamberlain presentation and discussion about the Mega-Trends in City Building; What Red Wing Needs that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Red Wing City Hall has been cancelled.  

The Red Wing City Council has invited Bruce Chamberlain, ASLA to present and discuss information about the Mega-Trends that are impacting the future of Red Wing at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in the City Council Chambers at Red Wing City Hall. The event is open to the public. The City Council is particularly interested in this topic because they are beginning a process to establish a long term “Strategic Plan” and other important community strategy sessions are currently under way with the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Economic Development
and the recently adopted Downtown Action Plan. Mr. Chamberlain assisted Red Wing with both the
completion of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Downtown Action Plan. 

Presentation Summary:
Finite resources and compelling trends in lifestyles and demographics are
altering (or about to alter) the way communities approach growth and investment. Mr. Chamberlain uses
trend forecasting to inform his urban planning practice in unique and vital ways. He will highlight how
mega trends point out the need to build resilient communities and how this topic, more than any other
will determine which cities will win and which will loose in the coming era. 

Bruce  Chamberlain,  ASLA  is  a  national  award-winning  urban  designer  and  Vice  President  of
Hoisington  Koegler  Group,  a  leading  Minneapolis  planning,  urban  design  and  landscape  architecture
firm.  Bruce  translates  his  expertise  in  dynamic  urban  environments  and  natural  systems  into  an
innovative  practice  that  helps  communities  understand  the  built  environment  within  a  landscape’s
ecological framework. 

Bruce was recently named the 2010 HWS Cleveland Visiting Scholar by the University of Minnesota and
is closely involved  with the College of Design as an instructor, guest critic and student mentor. Bruce
is Past-President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. As a life-
long  student  of  urban  space,  Bruce  has  traveled  much  of  the  world  to  absorb  other  cultures’  unique
approaches to city-building.