This is the class website for a course at Macalester College called “Engaging the 21st Century City.” Situated in the Twin Cities, this course explores many aspects of our urban environment.  During Spring Break, all the students travel to Seattle in an immersive learning experience that allows them to draw comparisons between the two energized urban spaces.

Students who opt for the available independent study produce several of the key components of this site including reviews of other digital urban projects, topical annotated bibliographies, and final interactive digital research projects. We hope you enjoy the site and learning more about our civic-minded and immersive community classroom.

We hope that courses like this can continue to grow in depth and popularity, and that we can continue to partner with other institutions in the future.