Urban Studies cosponsored and hosted the MPTV television show 4th Street Forum with the theme, City As Solution: Building the New Urban Agenda. Urban Studies Director Jasmine Alinder and Mayor Tom Barrett were among the panelists. The show is viewable online: http://www.mptv.org/shows/fourth_street_forum/shows/?v=N5Qumuwn3-Q.
Host and moderator, Marcus White (VP of Community Partnerships at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation), is an Urban Studies Alumnus. White began this particular 4th Street Forum show speaking about his time at UWM.
Other panelists included:
Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee
Jasmine Alinder, Director of the UWM Urban Studies Programs and Professor of History and Urban Studies
Tony Shields, Executive Director, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM)
Linda Keane, Regenerative Architect, Milwaukee’s Studio 1032 & Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The panel discussed a wide ranging set of issues related to Milwaukee’s urban revival and remaining challenges such as population and economic growth, greening cities, arts, transit, racial disparities and urban poverty, public education, and regionalism, among others.