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. 

Journal Articles


Technology integration in K-12 Geography Education Using TPACK as a Conceptual Model (with A. Doering, S. Koseoglu, C. Scharber, and C/ Miller), Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2012)


Duluth Minnesota: Reinvention of an American Industrial Center (with Laura Smith), Geographische Rundschau International Edition (2009)


Contributions to Books


South Africa’s National Housing Subsidy Program and Apartheid’s Urban Legacy (with Kimberley Lanegran), The Introductory Reader in Human Geography : Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (2007)

Alliances, Networks and Partnerships in Geographic Education, International Handbook on Geographical Education (2003)


Minnesota: Nature’s Playground, Minnesota, Real and Imagined: Essays on the State and Its Culture (2001)


Swedish Neighborhoods of the Twin Cities : from Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills, from Snoose Boulevard to Minnehaha Parkway, Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota's Urban Frontier (2001)