Monday, September 10, 2007

Downtown Location Will Make Public Health School More Important

Three cheers for developer and philanthropist Joseph Zilber and his $10 million donation to a help create a School of Public Health in downtown Milwaukee.

We'll leave it to cynics to criticize the site specificity in the terms of the donation. Maybe just this once, they'll stifle themselves.

Zilber, UW-M officials and Mayor Tom Barrett all helped rescue the UW system from decades of waste and embarrassment, as it had originally planned to build the state's only public health college in Madison while the needs of the school were most located in big city Milwaukee.

The downtown location will merge old urbanism with new urbanism.

Everyone wins.

1 comment:

Dave said...

This is great news and if the schools helps the Pabst project, like the cynics might bring up, wouldn't that be a good thing anyhow? It would only be better if they would put the Engineering school in the city as well.