Upcoming Event

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10th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference

Date: May 1, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee




Upcoming Events

ASLA Happy Hour

ASLA is doing their next Happy Hour on FRIDAY, March 21st at from 5:00-7:00 pm at Steenbocks on Orchard in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

10th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference

Date: May 1, 2014; 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee

Conference speakers include U.S. Water Alliance Executive Director Ben Grumbles discussing urban pollution reduction innovations, a look at rural nonpoint pollution solutions from former NRCS Chief David White, and a State of the Lakes address by Dean David Garman and Dr. Sandra McLellan of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.

Workshops, featuring 30 speakers in 4 tracks, include regional water project updates, new agriculture sector pollution research, water quality trading updates (including the new phosphorus proposal), and economic impacts of improved water quality.

An evening public program looks at the history and the current realities of the Great Lakes fishing industry, featuring a WI DNR fisheries manager and actual stories by fishing families from Jones Island to Two Rivers.

Early-bird registration is $75 ($90 after March 31st) and includes presentations, luncheon, museum pass and parking. The evening event costs just $5 and no registration is necessary.

Sponsors (as of 2/7/2014) include MMSD, the Joyce Foundation, SEH, ARCADIS U.S., Inc. and CH2M HILL. Sponsorship opportunities still available.

Register Now!

Please call 414-382-1766 about the conference, or how to register. Thank you for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you at our event.




Past Events

StrongTowns: A Curbside Chat

Date: January 23, 2014; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

Speaker: Charles Marohn, PE, AICP
President and Co-Founder of Strong Towns

The Curbside Chat is a presentation, followed by a community specific discussion, about the financial health of our places.

  • Why are our cities and towns so short of re-sources despite decades of robust growth?
  • Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
  • What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?

The answers lie in the way we have developed: the financial productivity of our places. This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times.

More information here.




Retrofitting Suburbia

Date: February 3, 2014; 7:00 p.m.
Edgewood College - Predolin Humanities Center, Anderson Auditorium, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison

About 1/3 of our nation's malls are deteriorating as a result of an oversaturated market. Many developers, mall owners, and municipalities across the United States have already started down the path of retrofitting malls and big box stores into vibrant mixed-use centers, schools, universities, churches, nursing homes, and offices. Professor Dunham-Jones will cover the latest techniques for retrofitting suburbia and illustrate successful case studies from across the nation.

Ellen Dunham-Jones is a professor at Georgia Tech where she coordinates the MS Urban Design degree. An authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she is co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia. She serves as chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism and is on the American Institute of Architects Design and Health Leadership Group.

More information here.

Attend a SEWRPC Regional Land Use & Transportation Workshop in December

Dates: December 9 to 19, 2013
Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) is conducting a second series of VISION 2050 workshops from December 9 to 19, 2013, and we encourage your participation. Please register for the workshops— one each in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties — and share this email with people who are interested in the future of our Region’s land use and transportation.

Through VISION 2050, residents have the opportunity to influence the Region’s future by helping us answer two main questions:

    1. How do you want your community and the Region to develop?
    2. How do you want to be connected to the different places in your community and the Region where you live, work, and play?

At the 90-minute December workshops, SEWRPC staff will share results of the first series of VISION 2050 workshops and additional VISION 2050 outreach efforts. We will also present a set of draft Guiding Statements about regional land use and transportation and ask for attendees’ feedback about these statements.

More information can be found at www.VISION2050SEWis.org and through the following links:

VISION 2050 questions, resources, and presentation requests, contact us at 262-547-6721 or vision2050@sewrpc.org. You can also follow VISION 2050 on Twitter @Vision2050SEWis.




Strong Towns - Chuck Marohn

Date: November 6, 2013
NEW Central Library, Room 302
201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI

Additional details here.

Strong Towns: CNU Wisconsin will be hosting two early evening events, one in Madison and one in Milwaukee. More information is to come, so save the date. Charles Marohn, PE, AICP, is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Minnesota that helps America's cities and towns achieve financial strength and resiliency. He travels around the country to speak to communities and organizations about understanding the complete costs associated with communities' various methods of growth and discusses how communities must account for the long-term financial implications of growth policies. Chuck is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns. He blogs at Strongtowns.org and hosts the Strong Towns Podcast. He gave the closing plenary at the 2013 Congress for the New Urbanism conference in Salt Lake City. http://www.strongtowns.org/ Strong Towns Meeting, 11/06/13




Strong Towns - Chuck Marohn

Date: November 7, 2013
Marquette University
Haggerty Hall/Olin Engineering Center, Room 202
1515 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Additional details here.

Strong Towns: CNU Wisconsin will be hosting two early evening events, one in Madison and one in Milwaukee. More information is to come, so save the date. Charles Marohn, PE, AICP, is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Minnesota that helps America's cities and towns achieve financial strength and resiliency. He travels around the country to speak to communities and organizations about understanding the complete costs associated with communities' various methods of growth and discusses how communities must account for the long-term financial implications of growth policies. Chuck is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns. He blogs at Strongtowns.org and hosts the Strong Towns Podcast. He gave the closing plenary at the 2013 Congress for the New Urbanism conference in Salt Lake City. http://www.strongtowns.org/ Strong Towns Meeting, 11/06/13




Project for Transportation Reform Summit 2013

Date: November 21-23, 2013
Chicago, IL

CNU Announces 2013 Transportation Summit for November 21-23 in Chicago

CNU is holding its 2013 Transportation Summit on November 21-23, 2013, at the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago.

The summit, co-hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, is an opportunity to advance the initiatives of the Project for Transportation Reform alongside some of the world's most skilled and creative professionals. Over the two-day working meeting, groups will compile a cohesive to-do list for the future, as well as an immediate work plan for the next year.

Working groups for the summit will focus on:
  • Transit Networks
  • Transportation Modeling Reform
  • Street Design
  • Street Vitality Index
  • Bikeway Networks

And we can't forget to mention the tours. Thursday tours explore Chicago's bike share, Red Line extension, the 606 "Bloomingdale" Trail, and converting a section of I-55 to a boulevard. Saturday's tours are just as diverse and open to attendees and the general public.

Visit cnu.org/transportation2013 for registration information, summit schedule, reading materials, and more. Registration includes: Breakfast and lunch, one Thursday Tour, and Thursday Reception. Hope to see in Chicago this November.



Place Making Conference- Building the Social Landscape

Date: September 23, 2013; 8:00 a.m. - 5:40 p.m.
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison

Our Partners at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin present a day long Placemaking Conference: Building the Social Landscape with Fred Kent from project for Public Spaces. Registration and Conference Information can be at the 1000 Friends of Wisconsin website. Placemaking Meeting, 09/23/13


Planning & Urban Design Principles for Non-Planners - Ben Zellers

Date: October 17, 2013; 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt/KI Center, Green Bay

Part of League of WI Municipalities Conference
Conference Website




Town Centers in the Outer Suburbs

Date: September 18, 2013; 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Italian Community Center
Milwaukee

Town Centers Meeting, 09/18/13 Towne Centers Meeting, 09/18/13




American Planning Association Meeting

Date: June 13 & 14, 2013
Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan
CNU Wisconsin is co-sponsoring the Wisconsin American Planning Association Spring Conference on June 13/14th at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. the theme of the conference is 'Creating Healthy Communities'. We are interested in what kinds of programs related to new urbanism our members would like to see on the agenda. Please feel free to make suggestions through the website: cnuwisconsin.org. More info on the meeting will be made available as we get closer to the date.

APA 2013 Logo


CNU 21, Great Lakes Meet-Up

Date: May 31, 2013 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Beerhive Pub
128 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Reception to gather with other new urbanists from WI, MI and ILL to network and learn what's going on in your region




Green Fire!

Date: April 9 & 13, 2013
Join on-screen guide Curt Meine as he explores the legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold in Wisconsin and nationwide. If you miss it tonight, you'll have another chance on Saturday. Here are the times:
  • Monday, April 8 at 9pm on Channel 10.1 and 36.2
  • Saturday, April 13 at 10am on Channel 36.1
Download a flyer to print




CNU Wisconsin Speaker Series

THE BREWERY: Sustainability at an Urban Scale - Redevelopment of the Pabst Brewery Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Press Release
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 12, 2012
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 East Park Place; Milwaukee, WI



2012 Upper Midwest Planning Conference

Planning for the Next Generation
Preliminary Agenda
2012 Upper Midwest Conference Presentation Descriptions
Registration
September 26-27th, 2012
Monona Terrace Convention Center; Madison, WI

CNU-WI is participating in planning the conference

Note non-APA members will need to create a free non-member log-in ID before registering.


Sweetwater Organics Tour and CNU WI 1st Anniversary Social

Event Press Release
June 15th, 2012
4:00 pm
Milwaukee



CNU 20 Annual Meeting

May 10th, 2012
Midwest Chapters Meet-up
Roxy’s Pub
7:30 pm
West Palm Beach, FL



Board Meeting

April 9, 2012 Board Meeting
Hi-way Harry’s TBD



New Urbanism in Old Neighborhoods: Revitalizing Urban Living

Dave Cieslewicz, Former Madison Mayor and Current Community Director, Greenbush-Vilas Revitalization Project
Monday, March 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Program
Pyle Center, Room 121
702 Langdon Street, Madison

The challenges facing many of Madison’s older neighborhoods are the same as the challenges facing many older neighborhoods in communities around Wisconsin and the nation: an aging housing stock in need of reinvestment, conversion of single-family homes into rental housing, the flight of families to newer suburban neighborhoods, and a lack of affordable housing for workers employed in surrounding areas. Entities with a stake in the future of Madison’s near west side, including Meriter Hospital, UW-Madison, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Madison Gas & Electric, have banded together to form a nonprofit community development corporation that will explore ways to breathe new life into some of Madison’s oldest neighborhoods. Former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is leading the effort. Come hear more about this exciting initiative.

Program Flyer


Board Meeting

February 13, 2012 Board Meeting
UEC



Milwaukee’s Streetcar Project

Rocky Marcoux, Milwaukee Commissioner for the Department of City Development
January 9, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Program
Urban Ecology Center, Camouflage Room
1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee

In July 2011 the Milwaukee City Council voted to authorize final engineering of the Milwaukee’s streetcar system. With commencement of construction planned for fall 2012 and anticipated completion in fall 2014, the $64 million system has the potential to spur redevelopment and create new jobs in Downtown Milwaukee. Join Rocky Marcoux to explore the streetcar’s initial route, possibilities for expansion of the system, and the City’s plans to take full advantage of this exciting new development in the Downtown’s transportation infrastructure.

Program Flyer


Board Meeting

December 10, 2011 Board Meeting
Hi-way Harry’s – Johnson Creek



'Re:Streets’

Ken Voigt
November 10, 2011 Program
UW Madison
Room 1025, UW Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison

Parking is available in Lot 17 immediately to the south of 1550 Engineering Drive




‘New Urbanism 101’

Steve Filmanowicz
September 12, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI

Do you love your walkable neighborhood, or do you wish your neighborhood had everything you needed within walking distance? Why do neighborhoods get stronger when nature and people and businesses all co-exist in close quarters? Why care about architecture and regional planning, and parking policies? What do you need to know to keep your neighborhood thriving? Join New Urban Friends for discussions, field trips, and other learning opportunities. We’re thrilled to have John Norquist’s former assistant Steve Filmanowicz lead our kick-off meeting, New Urbanism 101.

Event photos here


‘Cities Are Good for the Environment’

CNU Wisconsin Chapter Kick-off Meeting
April 16, 2011, Saturday
John Norquist, CNU Executive Director
Urban Ecology Center
Event photos here


CNU Wisconsin


Sponsorships Available

Contact the Chapter President for sponsorship information: Kenneth Voigt