Time and Place

The Innovative Cities Lecture Series

Watch “Through the eyes of Wausau’s Development Director, Liz Brodek: How is the tapestry of community development important to engaging a resilient local workforce?” presentation by Liz Brodek, Development Director

Lecture Summary

Can an interweaving of openness, social offerings, and aesthetics make individuals feel like a city is a place they want to be woven into? Ms. Brodek’s work at the helm of seven, varying Wisconsin BIDs gives her a unique insight into the importance of empowerment through engagement.


Prior to Liz Brodek’s role with the City of Wausau, Ms. Brodek ran Milwaukee’s East Side and Downer Avenue BID from 2018 to mid-2021. She has also directed the Wausau River District, a Main Street organization and the city’s only Business Improvement District (BID) and there, fell in love with Wausau and community development.

AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

Questions, comments?

All lectures are free and open to planners, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University. Please contact Jennifer Tasse , Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at jstasse@uwm.edu