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First Renderings of Populous’ Downtown Milwaukee Stadium

The Milwaukee Bucks have just unveiled Populous‘ initial renderings of their downtown revitalization plan for Milwaukee’s sports and entertainment district, anchored by a multi-purpose arena. The first step in their vision, the arena hopes to be a modern expression of Wisconsin’s heritage and a… Sigue leyendo

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James Corner Field Operations Amongst Frontrunners for Milwaukee’s Lakefront Gateway Plaza

The City of Milwaukee has announced the four finalists in a competition to redevelop the city’s lakefront, naming OJB, James Corner Field Operations, multidisciplinary firm AECOM, and Wisconsin-based consulting firm GRAEF. Selected from 24 entrants, the shortlisted teams are competing for a… Sigue leyendo

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Milwaukee pushes urban agriculture for vacant land

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is pushing a plan to turn parcels of city-owned vacant land into urban farms and orchards. The HOME GR/OWN program has long been stalled, but received a boost from the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Many of the properties are in the city’s troubled Lindsay Heights neighborhood, where a network of nonprofits already […]
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Milwaukee Art Museum expansion moves ahead with changes

The Milwaukee Art Museum announced in 2012 that it would add a new entrance as part of a $15 million project to renovate the museum’s permanent collection galleries. Two years later, with $13 million raised and public support secured, the project is ready to move ahead. But the original lead designer, Jim Shields, is no […]
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Milwaukee Urban Farm Movement Grows

After the foreclosure crisis, hundreds of cities despaired at the downturn – but in Milwaukee, the HomeGr/own Initiative saw opportunity. The organization converts empty lots into urban farms, calling upon citizens to assist in this growing local food movement. But while other cities have tried similar projects (and failed), Fast.Co reports that the HomeGr/own Initiative seems suited to last. Learn why here

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Will Milwaukee Get The Next High Line?

Photo: Gary Porter Since its opening in 2009, the High Line has evolved from inspired local intervention to full-on urban meme. Now everyone wants one, and speculating about who will be next is a fun Internet game. Westchester suburbanites have floated… Sigue leyendo

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Urban Edge Symposium

[ April 5, 2013; 10:00 to 18:00. ] Curated by Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi…, the biennial Urban Edge Award Symposium titled ‘Evolutionary Infrastructure / Evolving Practices’ will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Taking place Sigue leyendo

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A+ Finalist Spotlight: Farming

As more and more people move to cities–and out of rural areas–architects and city planners have begun to revolutionize the way we think about farming. Vertical farming and urban agriculture offer relief in metropolitan environments, helping to reduce the pressure of public food supply while also changing our traditional approach to food production. The five A+ Sigue leyendo

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