David Lanegran is a expert on urban development and planning issues, the history of
the Twin Cities and the Iron Range area of Minnesota. He is also a resource on riverfront
development in St. Paul. He has published several books and articles and is working on a
book examining the residential patterns of the Twin Cities. He is the co-author of Grand
Avenue: The Renaissance of an Urban Street. He teaches courses in human and urban
geography. Lanegran is former president of the National Council for Geographic Education
and serves as coordinator for the Minnesota Geography Alliance, which administers
programming for K-12 geography teachers and students in the state.
EDUCATION: B.A., Macalester College, 1963; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1966; Ph.D.,
University of Minnesota, 1970
David Lanegran has been teaching at Macalester College since 1969.
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