26th Annual Urban Studies’ Student Research Forum

The Urban Forum @ City Hall: Hearing Community Voices

Presented by the UWM Urban Studies Programs, Milwaukee County Historical Society, and the BLC Field School

Join us for the Urban Forum, a collaborative event bringing together community members, university scholars, students, and city officials to discuss crucial topics impacting Milwaukee. As part of the Urban Forum, there will be a poster session showcasing senior capstone and graduate student projects that examine critical issues facing Milwaukee. Through a pop-up exhibit, panel discussion, and student poster session, we will delve into the significance of community voices and how they can shape our city’s future.


Urban Studies’ Senior Capstone Poster Abstracts

Download Graduate Students Poster Abstract (PDF)

Download the Urban Forum flyer (PDF)

Event Details:

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024
Time: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202


  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Introductions and Refreshments
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Poster Session
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Panel Session
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Reception and Refreshments


  • Sharaka Berry, Community Organizer
  • Lafayette Crump, City of Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development
  • Evan Goyke, Milwaukee City Attorney
  • Stephanie Harling, Exec. Director-Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership and BID 31
  • Camille Mays, Community Leader
  • Supreme Moore Omokunde, WI State Representative for Assembly District 17


Rutgers University’s Humanities Action Lab, Milwaukee County Historical Society, and the UWM Urban Studies Programs, the Maier Fund, Office of Undergraduate Research, Center for Economic Development, Center for Student Experience and Talent, Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School, Department of History, and the College of Letters and Science.


If you have special needs requiring assistance, please call the Urban Studies Programs office at (414) 229-4751.


Free and open to the public. We invite you to join us and contribute your perspectives to this important dialogue.