Innovative Cities Lecture – A Long View towards Water Resources on Milwaukee’s Latino South Side

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Ben Gramling, Director of Environmental Health Programs for the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, will be delivering a lecture titled: A Long View towards Water Resources on Milwaukee’s Latino South Side. The lecture will describe the role of community involvement in the Kinnickinnic River Neighborhood Plan, describe projects enacted as a result of the plan, and explore the future of the Kinnickinnic River community and its relationship with water.

The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, with 15 minutes reserved for questions afterward.

About Ben Gramling:
Ben Gramling serves as the Director of Environmental Health Programs for the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee, WI. The activities he is engaged in complement the agency’s delivery of health care and related supportive services by identifying and addressing conditions in the built and natural environment that have been linked to adverse public health outcomes on Milwaukee’s south side. Mr. Gramling provides strategic oversight and day to day management of the Department’s Sustainable Development Program, which works to generate improvements in the urban environment that is home to SSCHC’s families, and the Department’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, a family-based outreach program that provides direct service to families affected by lead poisoning. Mr. Gramling also serves as a Commissioner at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Lecture attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 AICP Certificate Maintenance Credit for each lecture attended. All Innovative Cities Lectures count for 1.0 AICP CM credit.

An RSVP to peter559@uwm.edu is kindly requested, but not required.

Need Parking?
Please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm.
Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

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 peter559@uwm.edu.