By: Mayor R. T. Rybak, speech
For the first time in my life, the popular culture of America values urban living and no other city in America is as ready to step up to that challenge more than Minneapolis. Americans are moving back to cities and Americans are moving to Minneaplis. From 1990 to 2000 our city grew by 14,000 people and is expected to grow by as much as 50,000 in the next 15 years.
This article is an excerpt from Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak's address at the newly renovated Russian Art Museum to a crowd of architects, landscape architects, developers, planners, and the general public. It was presented as a part of the Great City Forum on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.