Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) created the ECO-Neighborhood Toolkit resource to function as a catalyst for community organizers to drive collective green actions in their communities. ECO strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city on America’s Fresh Coast. ECO develops practical and racially equitable solutions that improve people’s lives and the economy while working to […]Read more about "ECO-Neighborhood Toolkit"
Watch the 6th Webinar in the Series – Resilient cities are for the birds! Enhancing ecological conservation within our built landscapes is vital if we are to address the social, economic, and environmental conditions of the 21st Century. One way we can do that, and in the process, build resilience, is to make these landscapes […]Read more about "Webinar 6: Resilient cities are for the birds! Watch the recording"
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Planning and building streets and neighborhoods that are walkable and pedestrian friendly is a long process. In Madison, as in communities around the country, the list of local roads that need attention is long, and the budget for planning and reconstruction is stretched thin.Read more about "Proactive Neighborhood Planning to Improve the Pedestrian Environment"
We have been taking a closer look at the proposal from the Madison Design Professionals Workgroup to put commuter traffic on US Highway 151 underground through part of Downtown Madison, cap the tunnel with a new 6.5 acre park, and improve the surface street grid for local pedestrian, bicycle, mass transit, and local vehicle traffic. Last week, we examined some of the myriad benefits a project like this would likely have. Today, we will take a look at some of the potential downsides and side effects the project may produce.Read more about "Downsides of Decking Over John Nolen Drive"
As promised, 1000 Friends is sharing some more in-depth analysis of the proposal to bury John Nolen Drive and Blair Street in a tunnel, build a park on the surface, and reconnect the surface street grid. Today, we tackle some of the primary benefits of this project from the transportation, environmental, and civic points of view.Read more about "Benefits of Decking Over John Nolen Drive"