Envision Minnesota

The operations of Envision Minnesota were merged with the Great Plains Institute in June 2013, becoming part of our Sustainable Communities work.   Formerly known as 1000 Friends of Minnesota, Envision Minnesota was a strong advocate for sustainable development and growth management policy since it incorporated in 1998. The not-for-profit organization was developed to address citizens’ concerns with Minnesota’s sprawling growth patterns, and provided policy and advocacy, local community assistance, and education and communications on sustainable land-use practices. 

Envision Minnesota led several regional and statewide policy initiatives to promote coordinated development strategies across the state, including passage of the Community-Based Planning Act.    

GPI is continuing the work of Envision Minnesota through the GreenStep Cities program, and we look forward to having you join us here. 


Vice President
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