This report outlines what’s already working in the Midwest when local jurisdictions harmonize climate planning with transportation and comprehensive planning, and it offers recommendations on both content and process. You can also watch the recorded webinar that outlines the research and provides examples from planning staff in Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids. This research was conducted in partnership […]Read more about "Transportation Planning for People and the Planet: Lessons from the Midwest"
Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead
Press Release from The League of Wisconsin Municipalities. In a decision representing a major victory for Wisconsin municipalities and their taxpayers, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resoundingly rejected a big box commercial retailer’s attempt to demonstrate its tax assessment was “excessive” by using sales of dark and distressed properties as “reasonably comparable sales” to determine value. […]Read more about "Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead"
1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!
Last week we launched the Community Transportation Academy in La Crosse! The class is full, with about 30 participants of all ages, a variety of professional backgrounds, and wide representation of advocacy interests. The first session was held in the beautiful student union on the campus of UW La Crosse. Our guest speaker, Dr. Kirk Harris […]Read more about "1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!"
Webinar 6: Resilient cities are for the birds! Watch the recording
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"
Wisconsin’s Changing Climate Assessment Report
2021 Assessment Report: Wisconsin’s Changing Climate -by the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts Impacts and Solutions for a Warmer Climate Wisconsin’s climate continues to change. In the 10 years since the 2011 WICCI Assessment Report, new data show continued warming, increases in rain and snow, and more frequent extreme rainfall events. The report explains […]Read more about "Wisconsin’s Changing Climate Assessment Report"
2021 in Review: Transportation Emissions Remain a Top Priority
A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that greenhouse gas emissions rose 6% in 2021. Despite the social and economic upheaval of the past few years due to a global pandemic, it’s important to remember that climate change remains an ever-present threat. As this reporting showed, transportation is still the leading contributor of […]Read more about "2021 in Review: Transportation Emissions Remain a Top Priority"