John S Adams

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Contact Me

adams004@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Urban Economic Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1966.
  • M.A.: Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1962.
  • B.A.: Economics, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 1960.

Specialties

  • economic geography
  • land use
  • light rail
  • Metropolitan Council
  • property values
  • Russia
  • transportation
  • Twin Cities geography
  • urban housing markets
  • urban planning
  • urban sprawl
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • A multi-year investigation of "Twin Cities Regional Dynamics," a geographical and policy analysis designed to overhaul the State of Minnesota's approach to transportation and land use.:

Research

  • Twin Cities Regional Dynamics: a wide-ranging geographical and policy analysis designed to overhaul the State of Minnesota's approach to transportation and land use planning in the Twin Cities and throughout the state
Publications
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul: People, Place and Public Life. Adams, John, VanDrasek, B., University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
  • Housing submarkets in an American metropolis. Adams, John, Our Changing Cities. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 108-126, 1991.
  • Government Actions Affecting Land and Property Values: An Empirical Review of Takings and Givings. Adams, John, Runge, C., Duclos, M., Goodwin, B., Martin, J. and Squires, R., 1996.
  • Redefining the metropolitan region. Adams, John, Barbara J. VanDrasek, CURA Reporter, 28: 13-18, 1998.
Awards
  • Fulbright Scholar Award
  • Geographical Society of Chicago Publication Award, Association of American Geographers
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service, University of Minnesota