Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections

Cultivating A Regional Corridor

For decades, there’s been talk that Milwaukee and Chicago would grow together into one large urban area. Some planners are convinced southeastern Wisconsin’s best chances for growth include a strong connection to Chicago.

Others say the merging of the metropolitan areas is inevitable because the nation is spreading out, in terms of housing and jobs. However, groups promoting regionalism say it’s a deliberate effort, and not everyone shares the same vision for the future.

During June 2011, WUWM examined which communities in this corridor are growing and why as well as the history of the region, transportation concerns and environmental assets and challenges.

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Project Milwaukee
3:39 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Ingredients for Economic Development in Southeastern Wisconsin

Panelists offered their perspectives on what will enable southeastern Wisconsin prosper.

Panelists represented interests ranging from politics to business to the environment.

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Project Milwaukee
3:28 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum, Part One

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum - The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
Tom Hicken

We wrap up our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series on development in the region between Milwaukee and Chicago with one of its highlights: our community forum. It was held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 before a live studio audience at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread in Racine. WUWM invited a panel of civic leaders, planners and business leaders to discuss the pros and cons of cultivating the corridor from Milwaukee to the state line. In part one of the forum, we ask questions of each panelist, followed by a broader conversation.

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Project Milwaukee
3:15 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum, Part Two

Project Milwaukee Q&A
Tom Hicken

We wrap up our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series on development in the region between Milwaukee and Chicago with one of its highlights: our community forum. It was held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 before a live studio audience at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread in Racine. During the second part of the forum, we ask transit related questions and open up the forum to audience questions.

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Project Milwaukee
2:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: What's Good for the Region is Good for Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux at announcement of Ingeteam's expansion to Milwaukee.

DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux says Milwaukee benefits even when companies locate elsewhere in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
2:47 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Racine Art Museum Reaches Across Region

Artists fellowships from the Racine Art Museum are helping to build a regional arts community.

Our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series asks whether cities the size of Racine or Kenosha can support a distinct arts community, or if regional approaches to culture is the way to go. Bruce Pepich is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum. He was recently awarded the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award for his 37 years at the museum. He spoke with Bonnie North.

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