A Pragmatic Intersection of Habitat and the Environment
Speaker: Mr. Robert Monnat
Mr. Robert Monnat is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Mandel Group, Inc. He has been with the firm since its inception in 1991 through 1994, rejoining the firm in 1999 to present. Mr. Monnat oversees all aspects of Mandel Group’s development and construction activities. Mandel Group has completed over $500 million of real estate development, mostly in metropolitan Milwaukee, since its inception.
This seminar will speak to the need of developers and environmentalists to work together in order to integrate natural resources in urban settings, into the neighborhood fabric that is made vital by their presence and accessibility. It will touch on the resolution of extreme viewpoints of each side, and the resolution of these views for the betterment of urban living. The seminar incorporates a water-centric examination of the dynamic of environment and development in downtown Milwaukee. Mr. Monnat will argue that cities such as Milwaukee, which have substantial water resources, need to embrace a new attitude with regard to working together toward the best possible urban environment. Finally, he will discuss how the urban transect presents a “have your cake and eat it too” opportunity, to provide better habitation as well as a beneficial improvement in our impact on the environment.
This presentation will be registered for 1.0 CM credits for AICP members in attendance and free pizza will be provided, courtesy of the Urban Planning Department.
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