Time and Place

The Innovative Cities Lecture Series
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Momentum in the Harbor District: Moving from Planning to Implementation” presentation by Dan Adams, Planning Director, Harbor District, Inc.

Lecture Summary

Harbor District, Inc. and the City of Milwaukee completed a planning process for the neighborhood surrounding Milwaukee’s industrial waterfront in 2017. The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan (WaLUP) was adopted by the Common Council in early 2018. Harbor District, Inc. and its many partners are now focusing on implementing the plan’s recommendations to redefine Milwaukee’s working waterfront for the 21st century.

This talk will give a brief overview of the WaLUP and then focus on the projects underway or anticipated for the near future. The discussion will include public infrastructure, real estate development, habitat projects, stormwater management, and more. For background information on Harbor District, Inc. visit harbordistrict.org.


Dan Adams has worked at Harbor District, Inc. since its inception in early 2015. Previously, Dan worked at Layton Boulevard West Neighbors for five years spearheading Quality of Life planning efforts as part of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. Dan holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please RSVP to sbaile@uwm.edu if you plan on attending!
Pizza will be served, but you will need to provide your own beverage.
AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

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Need Directions?

Get directions to The School of Architecture and Urban Planning building at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located at 2131 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Questions, comments?

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