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

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.

By - Jan 31st, 2013 05:09 pm

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.