About Minneapolis

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Selected Books/Articles on Minneapolis


Evangelist, M. (2015). Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s. Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Mahoney, T. (2013) Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang. Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Nathanson, I. (2010). Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City. Minnesota Historical Society.

Petersen, P. (2013). Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront. University of Minnesota Press.

Roble A. and Rutledge D. (2008) The Somali diaspora: A Journey Away. University of Minnesota Press.

Shefchik, R. (2015) Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press.

Shiffer, J. (2016). The King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis. University of Minnesota Press.

Smith, D. (2008). City of Parks: The Story of Minneapolis Parks. Foundation for Minneapolis Parks.

Yang, K. K. (2010). The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Coffee House Press.


Basolo, V., & Hastings, D. (2003). Obstacles to Regional Housing Solutions: A Comparison of Four Metropolitan Areas. Journal of Urban Affairs, 25(4), 449-472. Doi:10.1111/1467-9906.00172

Borchert, J. R. (1961). The Twin Cities Urbanized Area: Past, Present, Future. Geographical Review, 51(1), 47-70. Doi:10.2307/212485

Fagotto, E., & Fung, A. (2006). Empowered Participation in Urban Governance: The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30(3), 638-655. Doi:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2006.00685.X

Galaskiewicz, J. (1997). An Urban Grants Economy Revisited: Corporate Charitable Contributions in the Twin Cities, 1979-81, 1987-89. Administrative Science Quarterly, 42(3), 445-471. Doi:10.2307/2393734

Goetz, E. G. (2000). Fair Share or Status Quo? The Twin Cities Livable Communities Act. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 20(1), 37-51.

Goetz, E. G., & Kayser, T. (1993). Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development: A Study of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Economic Development Quarterly, 7(1), 63-78.

Goetz, E. G. (1991). Promoting Low Income Housing Through Innovations in Land Use Regulations. Journal of Urban Affairs, 13(3), 337-351. Doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.1991.Tb00259.X

Goetz, E. G. (2000). The Politics of Poverty Deconcentration and Housing Demolition. Journal of Urban Affairs, 22(2), 157-173. Doi:10.1111/0735-2166.00048

Goetz, E. G. (2011). Where Have All the Towers Gone? The Dismantling of Public Housing in U.S. Cities. Journal of Urban Affairs, 33(3), 267-287. Doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00550.X

Goetz, E. G., & Sidney, M. (1994). Revenge of the Property Owners: Community Development and the Politics of Property. Journal of Urban Affairs, 16(4), 319-334. Doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.1994.Tb00333.X

Goldfield, D. R. (1976). Historic Planning and Redevelopment in Minneapolis. Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 42(1), 76-86.

Hanson, R., Wolman, H., Connolly, D., Pearson, K., & Mcmanmon, R. (2010). Corporate Citizenship and Urban Problem Solving: The Changing Civic Role of Business Leaders in American Cities. Journal of Urban Affairs, 32(1), 1-23.

Klaiber, H. A., & Phaneuf, D. J. (2010). Valuing Open Space in a Residential Sorting Model of the Twin Cities. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 60(2), 57-77.

Krizek, K. J., & Johnson, P. J. (2006). Proximity to Trails and Retail: Effects on Urban Cycling and Walking. Journal of the American Planning Association, 72(1), 33-42.

Levinson, D., & Zhang, L. (2006). Ramp Meters on Trial: Evidence From the Twin Cities Metering Holiday. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 40(10), 810-828.

Markusen, A. (2014). Creative Cities: A 10-year Research Agenda. Journal of Urban Affairs, 36(S2), 567-589.

Martin, J. A., & Jacobson, J. P. (2008). A County and Its Cities: The Impact of Hennepin Community Works. Journal of Urban Affairs, 30(3), 309-323.

Mcguire, T. J. (1985). Are Local Property Taxes Important in the Intrametropolitan Location Decisions of Firms? An Empirical Analysis of the Minneapolis-st. Paul Metropolitan Area. Journal of Urban Economics, 18(2), 226-234.

Mcguire, T. J. (1985). Are Local Property Taxes Important in the Intrametropolitan Location Decisions of Firms? An Empirical Analysis of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area. Journal of Urban Economics, 18(2), 226-234.

Mielke, H. W., Blake, B., Burroughs, S., & Hassinger, N. (1984). Urban Lead Levels in Minneapolis: The Case of the Hmong Children. Environmental Research, 34(1), 64-76.

Nickel, D. R. (1995). The Progressive City? Urban Redevelopment in Minneapolis. Urban Affairs Review, 30(3), 355-377.

Oakes, J. M., Forsyth, A., & Schmitz, K. H. (2007). The Effects of Neighborhood Density and Street Connectivity on Walking Behavior: The Twin Cities Walking Study. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations, 4(1), 1.

Paul, D. E. (2005). The Local Politics Of’going Global’: Making and Unmaking Minneapolis-St. Paul As a World City. Urban Studies, 42(12), 2103-2122.

Rosentraub, M. S., Swindell, D., Przybylski, M., & Mullins, D. R. (1994). Sport and Downtown Development Strategy If You Build It, Will Jobs Come? Journal of Urban Affairs, 16(3), 221-239.

Schwartz, A., Bratt, R. G., Vidal, A. C., & Keyes, L. C. (1996). Nonprofit Housing Organizations and Institutional Support: The Management Challenge. Journal of Urban Affairs, 18(4), 389-407.

Sen Roy, S., & Yuan, F. (2009). Trends in Extreme Temperatures in Relation to Urbanization in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48(3), 669-679.

Wyly, E. K., & Hammel, D. J. (1998). Modeling the Context and Contingency of Gentrification. Journal of Urban Affairs, 20(3), 303-326.

Xie, F., & Levinson, D. (2009). How Streetcars Shaped Suburbanization: A Granger Causality Analysis of Land Use and Transit in the Twin Cities. Journal of Economic Geography, 10(3), 453-470. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbp031

Xie, F., & Levinson, D. (2011). Evaluating the Effects of the I-35w Bridge Collapse on Road-users in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region. Transportation Planning and Technology, 34(7), 691-703.