Broadcast Of NDSU Landscape Architects Downtown/riverfront Space Sunday At 4:30

Tune it to Fargo Cable Access Channel 12 or online streaming at 4:30 today to see 18 5th year landscape architect students as they display their concepts for connecting Downtown to the Riverfront.  The event will also be rebroadcast on Monday Dec 10 at 9 pm on Cable Access 12.

Thanks to Fargo Public Access channel 12 director Karena Carlson and producer Brian Sellin for broadcasting and recording all the presentations and making them available for more to see.  Here’s a link to the Forum article with some examples of students concepts


Thanks to Professor Madani and these incredible young talents for sharing their visions for creating a beautiful community space in the area east of the Civic Plaza where permanent flood protection will be built.

Thanks to the 2012 NDSU 5th year Landscape Architect students shared their beautiful concepts for introducing our revitalizing downtown to the under appreciated riverfront.

The rebroadcast times for the NDSU riverfront event is below (Cable Access Fargo channel 12).  Sunday 12-9 4:30pm and Monday 12-10 9pm

The broadcast will also be available online at:

Revitalizing our city’s core is ongoing and many of the successful projects like Broadway’s redesign, new Main Ave bridge and riverfront area there were derived from community planning work in the 2002 Downtown Framework plan, 2003 Riverfront DevelopmentPlan, 2007 Framework Plan, and fits with key initiatives from 8,000 engaged citizens for Fargo GO2030 that is ongoing to implement these plans.

These pictures below are just a few examples of why we need permanent flood protection and to use this opportunity to create a beautiful new space connecting downtown to the riverfront.

We have to wait until the water rises 6′ above flood stage to even start to build this clay dike. In 2006 it was built twice.

I shot this from the top of the new main library in 2009.  The clay dike had to be fortified as it was close to failure.  We must do better

This is a large ground fault west of second street in the civic lot hat is getting worse over the years. Moving 2nd St and permanent flood protection a bit west away from the river gets to about 3′ higher ground, gives the river more capacity, and more stable ground.

This is a flood protection project in Napa, CA.  They don’t have the clay we do, so they built it close to the water

Here’s an example of another flood control project overlayed in our footprint. backing away from the river puts protection on higher ground, avoids slumping, and adds capacity.

Here’s a cool little tool you can use to zoom in and out of related images: