Advisory Services Panels on Parks and Open Space

In conjunction with the 10-Minute Walk campaign, which promotes the bold idea that everyone in urban America should live within a ten-minute walk of a high-quality park, ULI is offering specialized Advisory Services panels focused on parks and open space, resilience, park-connecting infrastructure, health, and related issues. Learn more about the 10-Minute Walk campaign at

ULI Advisory Services panels can help communities develop solutions to park challenges and identify strategies to maximize the value of parks and promote improved environmental performance, economic development, and quality of life. More details about how Advisory Services works can be found here. Please view the parks and open space Advisory Services panel brochure below to learn more about this specific opportunity under the 10 Minute Walk campaign.

View the Parks and Open Space Advisory Services Brochure

Advisory Services Panel Proposes Green, Multi-modal, Equitable Development for Freeway Lid in St. Paul, MN

From March 18-23, ULI convened a group of member experts in St. Paul, MN, for a parks and open space Advisory Services Panel supported by the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The panelists worked with the community-based group ReConnect Rondo to provide recommendations on how parks and open space could be integrated into the development of a “freeway lid” over Interstate 94.

Panelists recommended the establishment of a community-driven Rondo Community Civic Commons, a mixed-use development at the center of a proposed Rondo Community Landbridge. The Commons would provide outdoor open space, as well as residential, commercial, cultural, and institutional uses. Panelists also provided recommendations on how to coordinate the landbridge development with investments in multi-modal transportation networks and green infrastructure. Review the full presentation here, and read recaps on the panel from the Minnesota Post, the Star Tribune, and Urban Land Online. A final report will be available later this Spring.