Congratulations to the  Smart People, Smart Places Award winners! Our panel of judges met and here are the results– Smart Growth Leadership:   Else Ankel,  Milwaukee Land Conservation:    Glacial Heritage Area Plan, Jefferson County Land Use Design Visionary:   John Coleman,  Madison Adaptive Re-use of Urban Land:   Glatfelter site/Neenah Transit Leader:   Dan Cornwell, Madison Working Lands Initiative:  …

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Public Space

The Lower Wisconsin Riverway is a serpentine treasure of the midwest.  Flowing for 92 dam-free miles from Sauk City to its mouth at Praire du Chien on the Mississippi, the river is one of the biggest recreational river draws in the region. The river is accessible from a number of public docks and landings, though…

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Great Neighborhood

While new neighborhoods are being built in the traditional style, downtown Middleton embodies all of the characteristics of a traditional neighborhood that has been developed, in some cases, for almost 100 years.  Downtown Middleton is easily accessible by foot, by bike (multiple trail routes), by road, by Metro bus and even by rail.  The downtown…

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Adaptive Re-Use of Public Land

Imagine a place that has transformed from one of a massive outdated industrial complex that completely concealed the waterfront on which it rested to that of a mixed use area with beautiful buildings that pull features from the nearby historic structures and uses reflective of today’s economy while fully integrating public greenspace and unveiling access…

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