Bruce Chamberlain, ASLA, a national award-winning urban designer and Vice President of Hoisington Koegler Group of Minneapolis, made a presentation to the Red Wing City Council on March 14, 2010 entitled: "Trends and the Push Toward Resilient Communities". Mr. Chamberlain reviewed a number of demographic and global trends that are impacting communities across the nation. Many of these trends relate to major shifts that we are seeing in household types and how housing choices and demand are impacted. According to Mr. Chamberlain, communities that can respond to these trends and get out in front of them will be better positioned for the future. Link here to see a full copy of the presentation.
Following Mr. Chamberlain's presentation, Red Wing Planning Director Brian Peterson, AICP, presented an update of demographic and economic data and trends specific to Red Wing. More community data will be made public shortly from the 2010 Census. Link here to see a full copy of the presentation.