Friday, April 15, 2011

Help John Norquist This Weekend Kick-Off Milwaukee's CNU Chapter

Things come full circle:

John Norquist Welcomes the WI Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism

Start: Sat, 04/16/2011 (All day)
End: Sat, 04/16/2011 (All day)
Location: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

The WI Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism formed this spring in support of the national Congress for the New Urbanism. The Congress for the New Urbanism “is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.”

CNU WI proudly hosts in its first event: John Norquist, President of the Congress for the New Urbanism, will speak at the Urban Ecology Center on the subject “Cities are Good for the Environment.” John Norquist is a former Mayor of Milwaukee, a Wisconsin state legislator, and a longtime advocate for cities and urban issues.

John Norquist was the Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004. Under his leadership, Milwaukee experienced a boom in new downtown housing and became a leading center of education and welfare reform. He has overseen a revision of the city's zoning code and reoriented development around walkable streets and public amenities such as the city's 3.1-mile Riverwalk.

While a legislator and Mayor, Norquist opposed extensive highway building that destroyed Milwaukee neighborhoods, advocated for light rail, brokered the rebuilding of the graceful 6th Street Viaduct, championed redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley, and removal of the elevated Park East freeway in Milwaukee in preparation for walkable downtown development.
Norquist will discuss the Congress for the New Urbanism’s current efforts as well as the upcoming annual Congress, CNU 19 Growing Local being held in Madison, WI. CNU 19 Growing Local “will explore the linkages that urban communities have with local food production, the food economy and the infrastructure that has developed around this symbiosis.”
Please join CNU WI in opening the dialogue for a more sustainable Wisconsin!
Host Organization(s): CNU-WI
Contact name: Ken Voigt
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