Archived Events for April through November 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010
UWM Urban Studies Programs 15th Annual Student Forum
The Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host the 15th Annual Student Forum on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive. Associate Professor, D. Bradford Hunt and Documentarian and Filmmaker, Ronit Bezalel, will explore public housing issues with an emphasis on the Cabrini Green redevelopment in Chicago, Illinois

Friday, October 1, 2010
Urban Studies Programs Fall Social
Keynote Presentation: “Green Pathways Out of Poverty and Into Prosperity” by Professor Raquel Pinderhughes, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State University

What are green pathways? Green collar jobs are blue collar jobs in green businesses — that is, manual labor jobs in businesses whose products and services directly improve environmental quality (Pinderhughes, 2006). Green collar jobs are located in large and small for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and public sector institutions. What unites these jobs is that all of them are associated with manual labor work that directly improves environmental quality.

Keynote Address: Raquel Pinderhughes at 4:30 pm
Reception and Social: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: UWM Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
Free and open to the public.

The USP Fall Social is sponsored by the Urban Studies Programs, the College of Letters and Science, the Center for Economic Development, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Fifth Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit: The Future of Transit
UWM Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee

The panel included: Ms. Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy of the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology; Mr. Rob Henken, President of the Public Policy Forum; Ms. Kerry Thomas, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Coalition for Transit NOW; and Dr. Joel Rast, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, and Director of the Center for Economic Development at UWM.

This event was cosponsored by Urban Studies Programs, The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, The Center for Economic Development, and the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.