Fargo Project Timeline
September 15, 2011 - December 15, 2011
Analysis: Comparative analysis of neighborhood demographics, social needs, and watershed infrastructure. In September 2011, several neighborhood areas were analyzed and then short listed to three sites, selected for further analysis. These sites are: Rabanus Park, Buena Vista, and Jefferson Park. Neighborhood outreach activities and contextual study to learn about the cultural diversity, community needs, and stakeholder interest of each of these areas is a part of this phase.
January 15, 2011 - March 15, 2012
The project team will hold meetings and workshops in neighborhoods to learn and engage interests. Investigation and development of the skills and capacity for participating in a sustained community process will be explored. One of the three neighborhoods will be selected as the pilot project to be completed (with the intention that the other two sites will be completed at a later time). The goal is to integrate participants with varying expertise will be integrated into these neighborhood workshops. Conceptual design development of the pilot project will also be an outcome of this phase.
March 15, 2012 - June 15, 2012
The collaborative design process between neighborhood participants, community members, and artist partners will focus on the uses of the neighborhood drainage basin, its design, and its associated programming.
June 15, 2012 – September 15, 2012
Construction and implementation of the pilot project will take place in this phase. The Project is to be completed by Sept. 15, 2012. This includes the installation of the design through participatory collaborative process and construction with the City. Analysis and a workbook guide will be produced to document the process and to inform a participation model for other communities.