Located in northwest Minnesota, Warren — population 1,574 — is a town that doesn’t believe in sitting idle when it comes to imagining what its future might be.
The county seat for Marshall County, Warren teamed up with an assortment of partners to create the Design for Community Regeneration (D4CR) as a way to plan their resilient future. Supported by the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, the City of Warren, and the Minnesota Design Center, D4CR imagines a thriving and equitable future for Warren. The project tackles food, water, and energy securities while increasing economic opportunities, social cohesion, and uncovering affordable housing options.
A CERTs seed grant helped the city dig deep into the energy security aspects.