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Winter Institute keynote speaker

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Civil engineer and transportation analyst David M. Levinson will keynote the 53rd Winter Institute.

St. Cloud State's signature summit on economic and business issues returns Feb. 18-19 with events on campus and in the community.

Levinson, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota, leads the http://streets.mn blog about Minnesota land-use and transportation issues.

He has authored or co-authored four books, notably "The Transportation Experience: Policy, Planning, and Deployment," an Oxford University Press volume that argues transportation development lessons learned in the U.S. and Great Britain can be applied in developing nations.

He directs the Networks, Economics and Urban Systems Research Group at the University of Minnesota. Among other projects, Levinson's group is investigating the efficacy of Twin Cities transportation investments, past and future, for the Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation.

In addition to Levinson's 2 p.m. Feb. 19 keynote, the Winter Institute program will include a reception with live music, the St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report economic outlook and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. 

For more than a half-century, the Winter Institute has welcomed great minds to St. Cloud State, notably Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and former Federal Reserve chairman Benjamin Bernanke. It is sponsored by these St. Cloud State entitites: Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs.

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