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P3 plans $6.5B investment in Rochester, Minn.


  • Fast Company online

A public-private partnership that includes the Minnesota state government, the city of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic has a 20-year plan to spend $6.5 billion to turn Rochester into the Destination Med… Read More

Video: Chicago beach undergoes expansion, restoration


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Workers are putting the finishing touches on a $12.2 million project to restore and expand Rosewood Beach in Chicago. The collaborative effort between the Park District of Highland Park and the Army C… Read More

Nature inspires potentially revolutionary concrete


  • Wall Street Daily

It took nine years, but Hendrik Jonkers of Delft University in the Netherlands achieved his goal of developing self-healing concrete by using bacteria. This article looks at the process. "We think our… Read More