12.06.18 The Duluth outdoor miracle: a city's reinvention


Hansi Johnson’s current position with the Minnesota Land Trust is focused on helping the City of Duluth re-envision how it uses more than 11,000 acres of open space in the City limits. The work centers on the idea of using destination class outdoor recreation to turn these un-used spaces into life changing recreational experiences for the people who live and also visit Duluth. The core idea being creating a better quality of life for those who live here and for those who may want to live here in the future.  It also comes with a recent commitment of $20 million … and the support of numerous activity based organizations (ski, bike, hike, climb and paddle) which honed in on working to make Duluth an even better place to live, through celebrating its open space versus apologize for it. 

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