UWM's Innovative Cities Lecture - Building the High-Road in Wisconsin: The UniverCity Alliance & UniverCity Year program

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Thursday, September 12, 2019
noon - 1:15 p.m. CDT

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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This lecture will be held at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, 2131 E. Hartford Ave, Room 345.

High-road policy and governance promotes shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. Building high-road cities, metropolitan regions, and states is both good for citizens and a key way to move the national dialogue toward progressive policy solutions. Learn about a new effort at UW-Madison aimed at coordinating teaching, research, and service in service of building high-road places in Wisconsin. Building these kinds of cities is complex, and local governments need partners who can guide them through these complexities. This is the aim of the UniverCity Year program, a three-year partnership between local governments at UW-Madison where students and faculty work on projects identified by localities. Coordination with complementary UW-Milwaukee programs will also be discussed.

Additional Information: A pizza lunch will be provided. An RSVP to lewis298@uwm.edu is kindly requested, but not required.

Parking Information: http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm

Transit Information: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several trans-it lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking

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Joel Rogers

Joel Rogers is the Sewell-Bascom Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs COWS, a national research and practice center on high-road development which also operates the Mayors Innovation Project, State Smart Transportation Initiative (with Smart Growth America), and ProGov21 ... Read More

Gavin Luter

Gavin Luter received his Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Buffalo in 2015. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in the higher education administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in public ... Read More

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Forrest Elliott, elliottf@uwm.edu