Urban home ownership, maintaining neighborhood vitality to be discussed during City Hall event Friday

Written by admin   // February 5, 2013   // 0 Comments

 A City Hall event on Friday (February 1) entitled “Panel on Urban Home Ownership and Neighborhood Vitality during the Foreclosure Crisis,” will feature Alderman Nik Kovac .

            At the event, hosted by UW-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies Programs, Alderman Kovac will take part in a panel discussion touching on urban housing, neighborhood vitality, and the foreclosure crisis. The event is free and open to the public, and will start at 6 p.m. Friday in the first floor rotunda at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St .

            In addition to Alderman Kovac, other panelists in the discussion will be: Anna-Marie Opgenorth, executive director, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI); Art Dahlberg, commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services; and William Tisdale, president and CEO, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council. The moderator will be Dr. Amanda Seligman, associate professor of History and Urban Studies at UW – Milwaukee .

            The event accompanies an exhibition of student work from the HMI and UWM sponsored 2012 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures summer field school in Thurston Woods. The exhibition will be on display in the City Hall rotunda through February 5.

            Friday’s event is co-sponsored by the UWM College of Letters & Science, the Henry W. Maier Fund, the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, the UWM Center for Economic Development, the Office of Mayor Tom Barrett , the Agape Community Center , and Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning.





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