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1:51 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Will The Environment Fare

Jerry Ziegler at Chiwaukee Preserve.

This week WUWM is reporting on the potential of regional development within the corridor spanning from Milwaukee south to the greater Chicago area.

Today we poke into the health of the region's environment. We hear alerts when the air quality is poor because of exhaust and the particular air flow here – and air pollution can thwart the development of new factories. And we've been hearing plenty about the threat of Asian carp to Lake Michigan, coming via Chicago's link with the Mississippi River.

But WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence learned about two projects in the region having healing affects on their surroundings.

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Project Milwaukee
1:29 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Land Use is Planned

Caledonia is a rural village of 26,000.

As Project Milwaukee continues, we hear how communities in the southern corridor approach land-use planning. Each city, town and village has its own comprehensive land use plan, but some wish planning was conducted more regionally.

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Project Milwaukee
1:20 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: All Types of Transit Options Needed in this Region

Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik insists the future economy of southeast Wisconsin needs roads, rail and bus to move workers to jobs.

A key ingredient to economic development is transportation. So as we continue our series, Project Milwaukee – Southern Connections, we explore transportation in southeast Wisconsin.

We spent time chatting with Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, a long time proponent of extending roadways and transit systems south to the state line. Here are a few opinions she shared.

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Project Milwaukee
1:15 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Milwaukee Seeks to Become an Aerotropolis

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections looks at how planes, trains and boats, among other modes of transportation, impact development.
Credit Apalsola

We continue our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series with a look at how the aerotropolis model of development is being implemented in Milwaukee. Dr. John Kasarda is the Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina. He also directs the Kenan Institute’s Center for Air Commerce.

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Project Milwaukee
1:07 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Rail Relations

Credit Mulad

For Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a look at how differences in rail transit has affected development in Milwaukee versus Chicago. Bob Johnston is a Chicago-based correspondent for Trains Magazine, published by Kalmbach in Waukesha. He spoke with Dan Harmon.

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