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Eric King

Eric King, Extension educator




Phone: 612-626-8762, ext. 46814
Cell: 612-310-7952

Robert R. Jones Urban Research & Outreach Center
2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411



  • B.S., Urban Studies with double minor in GIS and Geography, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Work experience

Eric completed a 6-month internship with the City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development office as an Urban Scholars intern, where he conducted a site and market feasibility analysis for a city-owned vacant lot. His work involved intensive data analysis, along with site visits and community engagement at numerous public and private markets.

Eric has also worked for a mixture of public and non-profit organizations while employed as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) while a graduate student. During this time, Eric was involved in extensive community engagement activities throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, working on projects involving market and demographic analysis, multiple surveying techniques, and neighborhood and community development plans and strategies. Numerous projects involved issues specific to the northside, including connecting northside residents to the redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal along the Mississippi River, equitable housing outcomes and strategies, and the proposed North Minneapolis Greenway.

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