Innovative Cities Lecture – Fearless Planning: Negotiating for Improved Site Design

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

Nate Piotrowski, Community Development Director for the Village of Brown Deer will deliver a lecture titled "Fearless Planning: Negotiating for Improved Site Design.” The lecture will discuss development case studies from SE Wisconsin that show the evolution of site plans through a municipal review process and describe negotiation techniques, best management practices and strategies that can help communities ensure site plan designs meet or exceed local desired outcomes.

An RSVP to is kindly requested, but not required.

About Nate Piotrowski:
Nathan Piotrowski possesses over eight years of municipal planning experience and is currently the Community Development Director for the Village of Brown Deer where he works on urban design review, transportation issues and comprehensive planning. He is a member of the American Planning Association and a certified land use planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners. He also serves as Plan Commissioner in the Village of Shorewood, President of the UW-Milwaukee Urban Planning Alumni Chapter and Treasurer of the Granville-Brown Deer Chamber. In his spare time Mr. Piotrowski enjoys traveling and exploring built environments to gain ideas for best practices in city design.

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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 Andrew Haug, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at

APA members who are AICP certified and attend this Innovative Cities lecture will receive 1 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credit. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided.