Sunday, October 23, 2005

Architect leads community coalition

University UNITED is a coalition of community organizations and businesses are working to revitalize the University Avenue Corridor through community based advocacy. The University Avenue Corridor is a five mile stretch that runs from the Minneapolis border east to the State Capitol that is commonly known as the Midway. The Midway employs more than 50,000 workers and is home to more than 75,000 residents. University UNITED is a 28 year old organization involved in everything from major redevelopment initiatives to crime prevention work. The 18 member board of businesses and neighborhood groups has been headed by Brian McMahon since 2001. McMahon is a trained architect with degrees from Notre dame and Pratt Institute. He has been working in the urban planning and redevelopment field for over 20 years. Check out there homepage and witness community involvement.


Blogger Studio A4 said...

Nice blog... I'm always interested in this topic, you've given me some more leads to research!
How do you think firms big and small can address this issue of 'Activist Architecture'?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

It would be great to get Mahon's perspective on what it's like to be involved in such an active group for a long period of time. Eric, perhaps you could contact him for an interview?

9:24 AM  
Blogger gonzo said...

Just in. Brian McMahon agreed to an interview. So stay tuned and read what fuels a community activist. Should be up by next week!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Hine said...

I've only met Brian McMahon once, but it was immediately clear to me that we are so very lucky to have him in St. Paul, especially in the Midway while the Central Corridor issue is so hot. Thanks, Brian, and thanks to you for the post.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Elliott Broidy said...

Great people for great causes. Keep up the great work!

3:28 PM  
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