Livable Duluth: Sharingvoices for a more sustainable city, is a reporting project by journalism students at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Working for the hyper-local publication LakeVoice News, students are reporting on what might make Duluth a more "livable city." Livable Cities is a broad term associated with urban planning projects that support sustainable, economic growth while maintaining resilient living environments. Cities designed as “livable” often strive to improve affordable housing, public safety, transit options, food access, walkability and other outdoor opportunities to promote healthier communities.
In the spirit of community journalism, students used Design Thinking methods to come up with the concept and design of this reporting project. What you see here are the results of their efforts.
Check out the link below illustrating the intersection of stories of stories based on issues that community members identified when asked what livable meant to them.