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Rejecting Echo Chambers for Project Success

So often we find ourselves in one echo chamber or another, whether professionally or socially. In the context of the civil engineering field, the echo chamber can be a shared frustration with another engineer over how some architect approaches form over function, comfort in what worked the last time versus a different directive, or some seemingly crazy idea a planner thinks is best for the ‘placemaking’. At the same time, specialization of roles has heightened over time.

Full STEAM Ahead

Studies show that STEAM-related topics need to be introduced to children at the elementary level. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is the academic campaign that focuses on introducing curriculum based on these topics to early childhood learners through high school.

Working Together to Achieve a Common Goal: The CSAH 61/TH 41 Improvements Project

The City of Chaska’s vision is to revitalize their downtown as the hub for community destinations and gathering places that reflect and celebrate its historic character, traditional small-town atmosphere, and core values. Two major highways traverse downtown Chaska, State Highway 41 (Chestnut Street) and County Highway 61 (Chaska Boulevard). Both are four-lane roadways and have a primary focus on moving regional traffic efficiently.

Connecting the Park

In a world of planes, trains, and automobiles, more and more travelers are opting to use bicycles—an environmentally and economically friendlier way to get around your community. The City of St. Louis Park has made it a priority to ensure bicyclists have the necessary facilities to make safe and efficient trips by initiating their Connect the Park Plan in 2012.

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