Civic + Culture

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Bringing Art Outside, and into the Community

Public art is being used to help build connections to communities, increasing resident investment in their neighborhoods and streets while attracting business and tourism to the cities they call home.

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2017 Interior Design Trends

Temperatures are dropping across the U.S., but these textures, patterns, and colors are heating up. Take a look at some of the hottest design trends and others on the horizon for 2017.

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First Step, Community Planning

Together, design firms, communities, cities, and development leaders can make a tremendous impact, and a solid, but flexible planning process is critical to success.

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From Flintstones to Tomorrow’s Generation

Shifting patterns in transportation are changing the way forward-thinking city planners are approaching improvement and redevelopment projects in their communities, with new focus centered around providing dynamic and safe alternative transportation opportunities.

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Green Rooms, Hockey Pucks, and Ball Rooms – Local Civic Center That Can Do It All

While Mankato already has landed itself on the Forbes best list for its vibrant culture and community, the Verizon Wireless Center positively adds to the street cred in this progressive area of southern Minnesota - the birthplace of ISG.

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Protecting Public Health, One Operator at a Time

The need for adequate water/wastewater services holds one of the highest priorities for communities, yet most residents aren’t aware of the constant efforts needed to maintain clean water that is critical in our everyday lives.