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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Saturday, April 22 • 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Saturday - Mobile Study Tours (Ticket Required)

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Pre-departure time & location for ALL tours:
12:45pm in the Hotel Lobby of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

Tour 2: From Counter-Culture to Multi-Cultural: The Cedar-Riverside
Neighborhood of Minneapolis
Tour Leader: Merrie Benasutti, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22. 1pm-5pm
This tour of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, aka, “the West Bank,” will highlight the largest community of immigrants in the Twin Cities. Meet with community leaders and learn more about this densely populated, civically active community that is packed with venues offering live theater performance, music and dance.
Price: $25 (USD)

Tour 3: Exploring the Renewal in the North Loop
Tour Leader: Fernando Burga, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22. 1pm-3pm
This walking tour will offer participants the opportunity to explore one of the fastest changing neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metro region. Located north of downtown Minneapolis, in an area formerly known as the warehouse district, the North Loop is considered by many to be Minneapolis’ premier urban destination. Mixed-use housing, historic preservation policies and transit-oriented development come together in this location attracting millennials to live, work and play in the city.
Price: $25 (USD)

Tour 4: Public Housing Redevelopment & Rehabilitation
Tour Leader: Ed Goetz, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22. 1pm-5pm
This tour will highlight the work of both the Minneapolis and the Saint Paul Public Housing Authorities in their efforts to maintain and upgrade their housing stocks in times of budgetary scarcity.
Price: $25 (USD)

Tour 5: Bike Tour
Tour Leader: Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22. 1pm-4pm
This bicycle tour will explore innovations in infrastructure to support bicycling that have made Minneapolis one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States. Participants will hop on Nice Ride bicycles near the conference hotel and explore downtown, protected bicycle lanes, the Mississippi River trails, and other features, including automated bicycle traffic counters. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with local experts and explore current issues in bicycle planning, measuring demand, bicycle safety, and equity of access to bikeways.
Price: $5 (USD) (NOTE: There will be an estimated $35 bike rental fee that participants will
need to pay via credit card at the bike rack)

Tour 7: What Would Jane See? Walking Tour Celebrating Jane Jacobs’ 100th
Birthday Anniversary
Tour Leader: Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Saturday, April 22. 1pm-5pm
In the spirit of celebrating Jane Jacobs’ 100th Anniversary last year, the “What would Jane see? Walking Tour” will focus on her contribution to the understanding of cities and urban life. The tour will apply concepts and ideas to the analysis of different spaces that exemplify contemporary urban development in downtown Minneapolis.
Price: $25 (USD)


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Meet in conference hotel lobby at 12:45pm