Landscape Architecture College of Design

The Twin Cities


The Twin Cities is one of the most energetic, livable, and literate communities in the country, distinguished by a nationally renowned park system with hundreds of miles of trails and an amazing chain of lakes, the largest theater community outside New York, and an internationally renowned music scene. Add to that distinctive neighborhoods, numerous professional sports teams, a light rail system just steps from the College of Design’s front door, and ready access to hundreds of practicing landscape architects working for public, non-profit and private organizations. The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” offers endless opportunities for students.


  • #1 healthiest & most literate city

  • #2 best downtown & greenest city
  • #3 friendliest city
  • #5 best music scene
  • Only U.S. city on worldwide bike-friendly list
  • Ericsson & Powderhorn Park neighborhoods are among 10 hottest neighborhoods in nation



  • #1 best city parks (tied with Minneapolis)
  • #1 cleanest metro area
  • #1 best romantic getaway
  • #4 greenest city
  • Known as the city of neighborhoods
  • Home of the state capitol/government
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