Judith Martin, U’s urban studies director, dies at 63

Judith Martin, director of the urban studies program at the University of Minnesota, has died. She was 63.

The professor of geography was a frequent commentator on the history, growth, and redevelopment of the Twin Cities. Martin also served on the Minneapolis Planning Commission for 17 years, and lobbied for the greening and redevelopment of the city’s riverfront. She also appeared several times on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning show.

Martin died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, following complications from cancer.

From MPR News.

 

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