Michael Kavalar

Salt Lake City Solutions

Urban Milwaukee takes in CNU's 21st annual conference and learns about old (Brigham Young!) and new urbanism.

By - Jun 10th, 2013 02:10 pm
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Urban Milwaukee takes in CNU's 21st annual conference and learns about old (Brigham Young!) and new urbanism. Back to the full article.

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7 thoughts on “Salt Lake City Solutions”

  1. Dan Adams says:

    Good article Michael. The photos make me want to do something I’ve never thought of before . . . go to Salt Lake City. Never realized they were such a hotbed of New Urbanist design.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Dan I’m with you… I just might have to visit Salt Lake city now..

  3. Jerad says:


    I had that exact same thought. Really well written artcile!

  4. Peter Zanghi says:

    Great article, and loved the ending! Staying positive is so huge, as it is with most things.

  5. Keith Schmitz says:

    Some ideas we should consider injecting here. Wonder what kind of leadership they have in SSL?

  6. David Ciepluch says:

    Great article Michael and for recognizing Milwaukee for its “Old Urbanism”. I grew up on 5th Street with the North Shore interurban line running multiple times daily on the cobble stone street in front of my house, walking to schools, church, parks, playgrounds, Mitchell Street, seeing people walk to work with their lunch pails, and a tavern meeting place on every corner. The old ideas of river walks, transit, walking communities, parks, bike paths, etc. have even more human and economic value today than decades and even centuries ago as our cities evolved.

    Areas like Bay View KK Avenue and Lakefront, Lincoln Avenue, Downer Avenue and around UWM, portions of downtown Milwaukee and Lakefront, Hank Aaron Trail, and some of the cities like Cedarburg demonstrate some of these positive community attributes.

  7. Tom D says:

    I spent a few days in SLC in 2010. I couldn’t get over how wide the streets were and how big the blocks were!

    I remember reading that the streets were designed to be wide enough to allow a team of horses pulling a wagon to make a U-turn, and that the blocks were designed to be large enough for a family farm.

    We picked a hotel about 2 blocks from the light rail. “How far can 2 blocks be?” we thought. It was a long, long way!

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