Architect Chris Socha joins the show to discuss the redevelopment of the Grand Avenue Mall.
We open the show with a rundown of the top news affecting Milwaukee, including the $285 million Komatsu deal, new public art Downtown, a plan to save Soldiers Home and the Sherman Phoenix before diving in on downtown’s white elephant.
Socha, a principal at TKWA UrbanLab, discusses how he got the job to redesign the mall, how to design apartments on a skywalk, what exactly is a food hall and what the timeline is to transform the mall into “The Avenue.”
We end the show with a Pedestrian Observation, a quick look at an urban planning idea that can help build a better city. This week we explore the use of a pattern language as a design methodology, something TKWA uses to create great places.
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