Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee
National urbanism conference on November 9 on the future of cities. Urban Milwaukee members can get free tickets, while supplies last.
The second annual Urban Spaceship conference will focus on the future of cities in a post-pandemic world.
And while the pandemic is still ongoing, conference hosts NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin are looking to the future. The in-person event will take place November 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at No Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., in The Brewery District.
Speakers include RINKA principal Chad Griswold, developer Juli Kaufmann, architect Chris Socha, Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette Crump, Milwaukee Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn, developer Que El-Amin, community builder Nick O’Brien, landscape architect Tom Mortenson, real estate technology entrepreneur Naveen Kankate, lobbyist Steve Baas, UW-Milwaukee architecture professors Mo Zell and Alex Timmer and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District engineer Patrick Elliott.
Panel topics include “live, work and play – the urban way,” modular furniture and entrepreneurial infrastructure for vacant storefronts, the revitalization of the Kinnickinnic River and the expansion of Interstate 94.
Yours truly will be moderating a panel in the afternoon on “rehumanizing transit and a focus on the last mile.” Panelists include Vaughn Roland of dockless scooter operator Bird, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Milwaukee County Transit System manager of planning Jeff Sponcia.
The event is presented by Greenfire Management Services, with support from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, City of Milwaukee, The Kubala Washatko Architects, RINKA, MMSD and Town Bank.
Want to go to the event for free? Urban Milwaukee has 10 tickets available for its members. Claim yours today.
Not a member? Tickets are available for $25.
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