On Friday, November 21, three Carleton students presented their work on a civic engagement project. All three were students in a social welfare class tasked with identifying and researching a local topic that impacts social welfare. They went to Adrienne Falcon (Coordinator of Academic Civic Engagement at Carleton) for input on what topic might be most pertinent in Northfield right now. Adrienne had participated in the public viewing and discussion of “Unnatural Causes” in which so many people brought up transportation as a major issue. The students’ timing was perfect, and Northfield residents will surely benefit.
So the students did copious amounts of research and gathered a powerful group of people in a room on Friday to present their findings. And now the conversation is happening. The next steps include a detailed study of the needs and gaps that exist within the current system and the potential formation of a task force or working group under the guidance of a city commission.
If you are interested in getting involved in the transportation conversation – don’t hesitate to contact Growing Up Healthy or check out Northfield.org for more information (coming soon!).