Minneapolis-St. Paul: People, Place, and Public Life

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U of Minnesota Press, 1993 - Social Science - 238 pages
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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Contents

Inside the Central Cities
21
Religion in the Twin Cities
29
Housing and Neighborhoods
33
Open Space for the Twin Cities
38
Postwar Suburban Growth and Consequences
25
Housing Construction Eras and Vacancy Chains
31
Housing Demand and the Tendency to Move Outward from the Center
34
Three Tiers of Suburbs
34
The Postwar Residential Explosion 1946 through the 1950s
Locations of New Homes
Locations of New Jobs
Recent Trends in Land Use and Transportation
Increased Highway Congestion
New Locations for Burgeoning Employment
Locations for the New Mix of Homes
Great Variety in the Urbanizing Countryside

Sectoral Housing Markets
34
Twin Cities Retailing
42
Recycling the Central Cities Infrastructure Change at the Cere
52
Four Decades of Landscape Renewal in Minneapolis 122 PublicPrivate Partnerships for Minneapolis Redevelopment
55
Rebuilding and Revitalizing St Paul
58
Designs for Urban Living
63
The Service Economy Transforms the Twin Cities Landscape
Consumer Services in the Twin Cities
Can Vitality Be Sustained?
Evolution of a Postwar Metropolis
A Tradition of Planning Confronts Todays Challenges
Judgment Day Approaches
Nagging Problems
Managing Change and Creating Our Future
Notes
Sources
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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John S. Adams is Professor Emeritus of Geography, Planning, and Public Affairs in the University of Minnesota's Department of Geography and the Hubert H, Humphery Institute of Public Affairs.

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