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UMore Park

UMore Park: University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park

Academic Projects

UMore Park offers University faculty, students and staff a unique platform for place-based disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education. Research activities and learning opportunities provide real-time, real-world experience related to the planning and development of a sustainable community.

Student opportunities. UMore Park has been used as the basis for research projects, courses and capstones since 2009. An interactive page archives past student work, project descriptions and select examples based on elements of planning and development on the property. To view the listing in its entirety, visit the Student Project page.

Faculty research. In addition to student project in the classroom, additional research has been conducted by research assistants, consortium members, University faculty and graduate students to further inform planning and development at UMore Park. These research and education projects include:

  • Wind Energy Research at UMore Park – Learn more >>
  • Department of Design, Housing and Apparel Community-Based Teaching and Research Program – Learn more >>
  • Research on housing and infrastructure development – Learn more >>

  • Passive House technology – Learn more >>

Research opportunities for undergraduates – Partnering with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives seeks to create unique opportunities for faculty and students to participate in practical, real-time research to support planning and development of a community at UMore Park. Learn more >>


The University's commitment to integrating academic mission into planning and development at UMore Park is supported by the work of the UMore Park Academic Mission Advisory Board. Onsite research locations are coordinated in conjunction with the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. The Rosemount Research and Outreach Center has for decades coordinated research activities—primarily agricultural and natural resource-based projects—on the property.

If you are interested in more information about research and teaching opportunities at UMore Park, contact Lorri Chapman.