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 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tour 2: From Counter-Culture to Multi-Cultural: The Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood of Minneapolis

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Tour Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tour Time: 1pm – 5pm
Tour Leader(s): Merrie Benasutti, Center for Integrative Leadership, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
% Time on Tour Van/Walking: Mix of time walking and van transport
Pre-departure Meeting Time: 12:45pm
Pre-departure Meeting Location: Hotel lobby of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel
Ticket price: $25 (USD)
Tour Capacity: 20 participants
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The Cedar Riverside neighborhood, aka “the West Bank” is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, east of downtown Minneapolis. Its history is nearly as old as the city itself. In the late 1890’s the neighborhood was known as “Snooze Boulevard,” a thriving community of Scandinavian immigrants, many of whom worked in the milling and lumber industries. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the neighborhood became a beehive of hippies, intellectuals, artists and musicians. The towers of Riverside Plaza were the model for high-rise living of the future. Today, the West Bank boasts the largest community of immigrants in the Twin Cities, continuing a long history of ethnic and cultural diversity. The history is a living one, always changing to meet the needs and dreams of its residents. 
Join staff from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for a tour of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. 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. The Cedar Riverside neighborhood is adjacent to the University of Minnesota and staff will share the model of university civic engagement that aims to create new and effective partnerships between the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and university. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Tour Tips/Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes.

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Meet in conference hotel lobby at 12:45pm