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