Consider the conversation started. I hope it continues.
I joined more than 30 others who attended the downtown South Milwaukee charrette today, and I came away impressed with all of the work the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate students have already put into studying our struggling city center.
And I was even more impressed at how engaged those who stopped by the South Milwaukee Public Library were on this issue.
There was a lot of great, thought-provoking discussion on both what is ailing our downtown and potential solutions Saturday. From streetscaping to business improvement districts to facade improvements to other issues, the UWM students heard all about the areas that will be at the center of this hopefully ongoing debate.
Did you go? If so, I’d like to know what you thought. And, even if you didn’t attend, I’d like to know your thoughts on the task ahead here — for these UWM students and others who will hopefully pick up the torch when the work of this class is done.
Post your comments below!