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The 2017 National Adaptation Forum will take place in Saint Paul, Minnesota's Capital City. The Forum will be held at the RiverCentre Convention Center located along the bank of the mighty Mississippi River. In this section you will find information about our host city and how to best plan your trip. Learn more about the history of Saint Paul, where to stay, grab a bite to eat and local transportation options.
After taking office in 2006, Mayor Coleman set forth initiatives to make Saint Paul the most livable city in America and a leader in sustainable urban living. Under his leadership, Saint Paul has become a national leader in green initiatives and sustainable living. Just after taking office, Mayor Coleman signed the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and has hired sustainability, energy, environment, sustainable transportation and water resources coordinators. The city is taking proactive steps to protect Saint Paul’s air, water, and urban landscape by focusing on carbon dioxide reduction activities in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy supply, alternative fuels and transportation options, recycling and waste reduction, urban reforestation and natural resources management, and water resources management.We also encourage you to learn more about Mayor Coleman's commitment to Creating Vibrant Places and Spaces in Saint Paul.
Take the energy and sophistication of Dallas or Chicago, add a vibrant spirit and tidy, uncongested streets, and you have the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Known as the less crowded, more laidback older brother of the Twin Cities, this capital city overlooks the Mississippi River – with plenty of draws for chic urban types and rugged outdoor adventurers alike. Come to Saint Paul and experience fascinating history, striking architecture and cosmopolitan culture, cuisine, and nightlife, along with splendid outdoor recreation and friendly locals proud to share their city with you.