Reports: Other Environment

Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest
Midwest Economic Policy Institute, October 2017, 10 pp.
This study examines how climate change will negatively impact transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. It offers information for policymakers regarding the potential costs and consequences of climate change, and recommends actions to protect communities and the economy.   more info >

Dakota County Food Waste Reduction - Focus Group Report
Wilder Research, May 2016, 56 pp.
The Dakota County Environmental Resources Department in partnership with MN GreenCorps wanted to gather feedback to inform a food waste reduction education campaign. Wilder Research conducted focus groups to gain insight on when, why, and how food gets wasted in households.   more info >

2009 Metro Residents Survey
Metropolitan Council, February 2010, 47 pp.
Results of a survey of Twin Cities residents which asks them to rank the region's top public concerns and quality of life.   more info >

Creating green affordable housing: Municipal action guide
National League of Cities, October 2009, 4 pp.
This action guide outlines steps and strategies for the creation of green affordable housing, including education and advocacy, to inform residents and stakeholders of the benefits of green choices.   more info >

Web sites

Minnesota Milestones 2011
This site uses 60 progress indicators to determine whether the state of Minnesota is achieving 19 publicly determined goals. The goals are grouped in four broad areas: People, Community and Democracy, Economy and Environment.   more info >

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