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Kabetogama Community Center

Purpose

Sustainable design consultation and plan development for a community center for Kabetogama, MN, and a final guide detailing the design process.

Partners

Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership Kabetogama Community

Activities

Meetings were held in the community to assess goals and needs. Through a cyclic process of feedback and design, plans were developed, leading to the eventual final design (in progress). The meetings and feedback cycles were documented to provide a basis for the guide and final report.

Outcomes

Three initial design schemes were proposed as a result of the first meeting. These designs were shared with the broader Kabetogama community for reaction and suggestion. Based on this feedback, the final scheme was developed and is currently being used for fundraising in the community, and it will be the basis for construction documents in the future.
Currently, we are developing the "Sustainable Community Design Guide." Using plain language, it explains the basic concept of sustainability, how it is measured, how it is achieved, and lists resources and references for further information. It is designed to answer basic questions and provide a direction for communities seeking this sort of design assistance. It will save time and money in the beginning, allowing for more effective and substantial communication later in the process.

Funding

$10,000

Leveraged resources

$0 + In-kind

Last updated 11-1-2007
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