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A jogger on a path by West River road, Mississippi River on the left.

Living close to campus can mean a beautiful walk to work.

Living close to campus

A free workshop for faculty and staff highlights the benefits

By Jan Morlock

Brief, March 8, 2006

Would you like to shed the stress of Twin Cities traffic congestion and reclaim an hour every day for yourself? Would you like to live in a place with great arts, cultural, and natural amenities within a few minutes' walk or bike ride?

Consider living close to campus. A free workshop especially for U faculty and staff members will be presented by Ann Forsyth, professor in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and director of the Metropolitan Design Center.

Forsyth is an expert on "walkable" urban design and commutes on foot every day from her home eight blocks from the U. She'll show photos and information on the historic, the charming, and the quirky places to live near campus, as well as the beautiful amenities that link them together.

"Living Close to Campus" is scheduled for Monday, March 20, noon to 1:30 p.m., 210 Donhowe Building.

The workshop is sponsored by the Wellness and Work/Life initiatives and the Relocation Assistance Office in the Office of Human Resources and by the Office of University Relations.

A companion workshop, "Financing a Home 101," will be held on Tuesday, April 4.

For more information about both workshops, including registration, see

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