Winter/Spring 2018 Planning and Land Use Programs

Planning and Land Use Lunch & Learn Series Once Monthly February-May, 10:30am-12:30pm, FREE, Hosted at the Outagamie County UW-Extension Office This series is made possible by the Local Government Center The four 90-minute sessions focused on planning and land use topics are moderated by specialists at the Local Government Center in Madison. Join us at […]

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Green Bay Metro Traffic Survey

Read the Green Bay Press Gazette story on this effort here. The Green Bay Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is collecting public input for places where drivers experience longer waits from increased traffic in the Green Bay metro area.  If you experience longer waits at specific locations than what you would expect for average traffic flow, […]

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First Impressions Exchange – Green Bay & Fond du Lac

Green Bay and Fond du Lac are a conducting a First Impressions exchange in March 2017. A First Impressions Exchange is where volunteers from two communities swap places for a day and share their feedback about visiting the respective communities. It is a valuable learning experience for the host communities to gain new insights and new […]

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2017 Land Use, Planning and Zoning Continuing Education

Brown County UW-Extension will again be hosting in-person listening sessions for three Land Use, Planning and Zoning teleconferences this spring. All listening sessions will be held in the Nicolet Conference Room at De Pere’s City Hall, a relatively central location with free parking. Sessions are FREE to attend if you attend in-person. To register on […]

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A Living Learning Lab in Wisconsin Rapids

As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I’ve been working with the Village of Pulaski on an adaptive reuse effort for the Franciscan Printery Building in their downtown. A group of stakeholders joined me on a field trip to Wisconsin Rapids last week to dive into a similar project happening a few hours […]

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Moving Ahead with the Franciscan Publishers Building

Back in February, I shared an update on a community visioning meeting hosted in downtown Pulaski with members of the Pulaski Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee (made up of village staff, elected officials, local business and school representatives) and the public. Fast forward 8 months, and conversations are moving ahead on how to bring new […]

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Thinking through Local Government Issues like a “Futurist”

I had the opportunity to attend a Local Government Institute event in Stevens Point this week. It was refreshing to see local government leaders (state, county, and municipal levels represented) thinking about challenges and solutions through the lens of future generations, rather than being stuck in the here and now. Like it or not, decisions […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday: June 2016

The majority of my content is localized to Brown County, but there are too many exciting things happening in the state of Wisconsin to not share some of it here! Here are a few highlights in community, natural resources and economic development from around Wisconsin from this month: Ernessi Organics I just found out about […]

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De Pere Evaluates Aquatic Center

This post is generated from a Green Bay Press Gazette article, which you can read in full here. The City of De Pere is evaluating upgrading the City’s two older outdoor pool facilities with one aquatic center. The center would offer more amenities than either of the existing pool facilities. Residents (and non-residents) of De Pere are encouraged […]

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Hobart Creates Own ‘Downtown’ District

This post generated from a Green Bay Press Gazette article, which you can read in full here. The Village of Hobart’s Centennial Centre project is growing quickly as Hobart Crossing is on target to complete their second luxury apartment building this June. The complex offers high end amenities such as granite countertops, high end appliances, […]

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