Urban Evolution Episode 5: The Post Pandemic City: A Conversation with Tom Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota

Tom Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota

The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated changes in many industries and in our daily lives. Tom Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota is a professor and former dean at the university. His research has focused on sustainable architecture, design ethics and community based service design. He shares insights on what a post pandemic city might look like, and how lessons from past pandemics and health events can help shape our future.

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Tom Fisher: https://designcenter.design.umn.edu/people/fisher.html
Minnesota Design Center: https://designcenter.design.umn.edu/
Destination Medical Center: https://dmc.mn/

Urban Evolution Episode 3: The Growth of CRAVE Restaurants and Surviving a Pandemic

Kam Talebi is founder and CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality and operator of 12 CRAVE restaurants throughout the Midwest. He surprisingly opened his newest CRAVE restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota in the middle of a pandemic, even as restaurants nationwide were closing. But his family’s special bond with Rochester and Mayo Clinic was his motivation.

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CRAVE Restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota

Urban Evolution Episode 2: The Story of Limb Lab: Changing the Business of Limb Restoration

In Rochester, Minnesota, a boutique prosthetics and orthotics company has completely changed the business of limb restoration. Limb Lab has been described as the Apple Store of prosthetics. Brandon Sampson, founder of Limb Lab, shares his story.

Limb Lab: https://limblab.com/
Six Mile Grove: https://sixmilegrove.com/
Destination Medical Center: https://dmc.mn/

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Limb Lab’s lab in Rochester, Minnesota.

Urban Evolution Episode 1: Destination Medical Center: Creating a Global Destination for Health and Wellness in Rochester, Minnesota

There’s a transformation taking place in Rochester, Minnesota, home to Mayo Clinic. Destination Medical Center is a nearly $6 billion transformation of the city, creating a global destination for health and wellness. Lisa Clarke, Executive Director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, and Dr. Clark Otley, Chief Medical Officer of the Mayo Clinic Platform and Medical Director of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Business Development, are both intimately involved with this transformation and the evolution of Rochester, Minnesota.

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