Minneapolis-St. Paul: People, Place, and Public Life (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 1993 - Social Science - 238 pages
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The Twin Cities are an outstanding place to live, work, play, and participate in an active civic life. Lakes, extensive Parklands, natural preserves, and the urban forest play a large role in drawing people to the Twin Cities and keeping them here.
Enhanced with maps, photographs, and graphs, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book available on the metro area and its unique social, economic, political, and physical environment. This impressive and entertaining compilation of information will be useful for present and prospective residents of the Twin Cities, real-estate brokers and developers, local government officials, city planners, public-relations representatives, students of urban geography and sociology and land-use planners.

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The Character of the Place
The First Century and a Half
Inside the Central Cities Land Use People and Neighborhoods
Postwar Suburban Growth and Consequences for the Central Cities
Recycling the Central Cities Infrastructure Change at the Core
The Suburbs and Beyond Living Working and Planning for the Future
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading

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