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In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth)

City for Good is coalition of eight Action Groups addressing deficiencies in the DMC plan: Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

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Project Information

About the project

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

Plan Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Income, Neighborhood, Special Needs, Sustainability

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Livable City

Community Health Impacts:

Mental Health


Collaborators

Contact: Nancy Zaworski ; Email: inthecityforgood@gmail.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: In the City for Good Steering Committee

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; Coalition for Rochester Area Housing ; County of Olmsted, MN ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; In the City for Good Sustainability Subgroup

Potential Collaborators: Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI) ; Community Networking Group (CNG) ; DMC EDA


Related Projects

40 Below: Building the workforce of the future ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Cradle to Career ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Health Assessment and Planning ; Housing Framework ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

Detailed Description

Current Status

City for Good is coalition of eight Action Groups addressing deficiencies in the DMC plan: Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

History: Start of Shadow- In- the-City-for-Good
During the spring of 2015, DMC was holding its final hearings.  At about the same time Major Jim Frye from the Salvation Army had spoken with the Rochester Area Interfaith Leaders about his concerns related to DMC and how the Salvation Army’s community service buildings were not on the DMC map.  Such services are critical services and many issues were raised regarding accessibility and the impact on social services by DMC. 
These concerns were brought back to the Justice and Peace Ministry Team of Congregational Church UCC.  After discussion, the team decided to appear before the final DMC meeting asking for a social impact statement, and they made plans for what would be the first In the Shadow of Growth Forums on June 17, 2015.  Presenters were individuals from the community services area.  With approximately 120 concerned community members in attendance, it was felt that a second forum would be held to gauge from those community members to see what direction the group would  be from there.
So, a community group had started.  In the meantime, several downtown church leaders had been meeting about the same issues.  There group was called In the City for Good.  The steering committee for the Forums met and chose to take on that name.
There are eight Action groups working with the issues of Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation. 

Project Status/News

March 18, 2018 openBeam.net: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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October 16, 2017 openBEAM.net: In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being
At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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Related PlanScape Status

Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Income, Neighborhood, Special Needs, Sustainability  

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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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