Growing Cooler

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Milwaukee Department of Urban Planning will host its annual Causier Lecture: "Growing Cooler" presentation by Dr. Reid Ewing.

Dr. Reid Ewing, Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, will provide an overview his book, "Growing Cooler," discussing its findings and its implications for urban planning, land development, and public policy. The book was developed as part of the Urban Land Institute's sustainability initiative in cooperation with Smart Growth America, the Center for Clean Air Policy, and the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. His lecture will cover the evidence on urban development and its impacts on driving, and policy and program changes forthcoming at the local, regional, state, and federal levels to make green, compact neighborhoods more available and more affordable.

Students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University are all invited to attend. APA members who are AICP certified and attend this Innovative Cities lecture will receive AICP Certificate Maintenance credit. Refreshments will be served after the lecture in the SARUP commons.

About Dr. Ewing:
Reid Ewing, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, columnist for Planning magazine, and Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. Earlier in his career, he served two terms in the Arizona legislature, and worked on urban policy issues at the Congressional Budget Office. He holds masters degrees in Engineering and City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His 2010 article on “Travel and Built Environment: A Meta-Analysis” won the Best Article of the Year award from the American Planning Association (APA). His study of sprawl and obesity, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, received more national media coverage than any planning study before or since, reaching an estimated 41 million Americans. It was the most widely cited academic paper in the Social Sciences as of late 2005, according to Essential Science Indicators. His book for the American Planning Association, Best Development Practices, is listed by APA as one of the 100 essential planning books in the past 100 years.

Parking Information:

Transit Information: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments? Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at

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